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Study: Cat Bites May Cause Deep-Tissue, Joint Infections That Could Need Surgery

The findings of a new study indicate that bites from cats could cause joint and deep-tissue infections in those who suffer them.

CBS Tampa–02/11/2014

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31 In Fla. Infected By Bacteria In Salt Water

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Patty Konietzky thought the small purple lesion on her husband’s ankle was a spider bite. But when the lesion quickly spread across his body like a constellation, she knew something […]

CBS Tampa–11/07/2013

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Florida Boy Fights Rare Infection Caused By Amoeba

Health officials in Florida say a 12-year-old boy is fighting a rare and deadly infection that is attacking his brain.

08/13/2013