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Florida Department of Health (FDOH) officials today announced a laboratory-confirmed case of cholera in a Collier County woman who recently returned from Haiti. “We are working with our health care partners to ensure appropriate care of this individual and prevent the spread of this disease within the community, said State Surgeon General Ana M. Viamonte Ros M.D., MPH. “We will continue to monitor the state for any future cases. The case of cholera was identified through the state's enhanced disease surveillance system and sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where it was confirmed.  Travel to and from Haiti has increased since the Haitian earthquake. Relief workers and Florida residents who are visiting family in Haiti are the primary populations making the trip. Travelers who have been exposed in Haiti may become ill with cholera after their return to Florida.
As a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary expanded its recall of some of its over-the-counter drugs on Friday, federal health officials said a warning letter has been sent to the company for failing to act quickly to take the products off the shelves after customers were sickened by a moldy smell on the medications. "This morning, McNeil Consumer Healthcare voluntarily expanded its recall of over-the-counter drugs to include approximately 500 lots of products," Deborah M. Autor, director of the Office of Compliance in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, said during a morning teleconference Friday.
Florida Department of Health (FDOH) officials today announced a laboratory-confirmed case of cholera in a Collier County woman who recently returned from Haiti.  “We are working with our health care partners to ensure appropriate care of this individual and prevent the spread of this disease within the community, said State Surgeon General Ana M. Viamonte Ros M.D., MPH. “We will continue to monitor the state for any future cases. The case of cholera was identified through the state's enhanced disease surveillance system and sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where it was confirmed.  Travel to and from Haiti has increased since the Haitian earthquake.  Relief workers and Florida residents who are visiting family in Haiti are the primary populations making the trip. Travelers who have been exposed in Haiti may become ill with cholera after their return to Florida.
Miami Dade College (MDC) will host two free community events in recognition of World AIDS Day on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010 at 11:15 a.m. at the Homestead Campus, and at 3 p.m. at Miami International Airport (MIA). Nationally renowned activist and motivational speaker Hydeia Broadbent will speak to attendees about living with AIDS and her struggle to survive. Additionally, there will be free STD testing on-site provided by the Miami-Dade County Health Department; HIV testing with results within 20 minutes will be offered by medical mobile unit Rapid Testing from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Homestead Campus location only.
With the start of the New Year right around the corner, and weight loss being a common New Year's resolution, consider taking a health and fitness class at the Deering Estate at Cutler. The Miami-Dade County Park offers Pilates, Ballroom Dancing, and Meditation Classes in a relaxing atmosphere and a beautiful, historic setting. Monday Evening Pilates: Mondays, January 3, February 7; 6:00 pm-7:00 pmCost: $60 for 6 weeks.
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