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Medical volunteers in West Africa wear protective suits as they carry the body of an Ebola victim. (Photo by SEYLLOU/AFP/Getty Images)

Florida To Spend Millions On Ebola Preparation

Health officials are asking for permission to redirect money from federal grants to buy full body suits for health care workers who may have contact with any potential victims of the virus.

CBS Tampa–10/15/2014

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81 Cases Of Mosquito Virus Now Tallied In Florida

State officials say the number of Florida travelers who contracted the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus has risen to 81.

CBS Tampa–07/16/2014

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Health Department Warns Of Deadly Brain-Eating Parasite Lurking In Warm Waters

Florida’s Department of Health is warning people about a brain-eating amoeba that could be lurking in fresh water bodies.


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Woman In Florida Surveyed About Sex Lives, Some Left Offended

The state of Florida is asking thousands of young women some intimate questions their sex lives and is giving them a $10 gift card in return — but some who received the survey are offended.


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8 Facilities In Fla. Got Tainted Pain Medicine

The Florida Department of Health on Friday identified eight facilities that received contaminated pain medicine from a Massachusetts specialty pharmacy that has been linked to a nationwide meningitis outbreak.


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Fla. Child Abuse Deaths Decrease

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Nearly 150 children were fatally abused in Florida in 2010, a decrease from around 200 in 2009.


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Warning Over Mispackaged Fiber One Peanut Butter Bars

Health officials are warning consumers about a production error that could expose consumers to peanuts.


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