Miami, FL. —The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County (DOH-Miami-Dade) today confirmed a locally-acquired case of Dengue in the Miami-Dade County community. DOH-Miami-Dade is working in conjunction with Miami-Dade County’s Mosquito Control and Habitat Management Division which has implemented its response protocol to eliminate breeding and adult mosquito activity in the area of the confirmed case.  Both agencies will continue surveillance and mosquito prevention efforts.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says health authorities from the countries and territories of the region of the Americas, including the Caribbean, have agreed on a new plan to reduce a shortfall of 800,000 health workers needed to meet the current needs of the region’s health systems.

NEW YORK – Lisa Wardell, chief executive officer at Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM), has defended the decision of the United States-owned tertiary institution to leave Dominica and relocate to Barbados after 40 years on the Caribbean island.

Fast food coupons used as prizes, candy sale fundraisers, vending machine exteriors - these are just a few examples of the kinds of junk food marketing that regularly takes place in United States schools and such advertising is taking a toll on children’s health, say experts.

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