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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.

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.

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.

The Florida International University (FIU) Board of Trustees has approved a regulation that will make the university smoke and tobacco-free effective Jan. 2011. As a result, smoking and the use of tobacco products will be prohibited on all university-owned properties, including the Modesto A. Maidique campus, Biscayne Bay campus, Engineering campus, recreational facilities, residential facilities, parking lots and garages.

Tobacco use in vehicles that are on FIU-owned properties also will be prohibited. “This regulation is truly a reflection of our commitment to environment and health, Vice President for Student Affairs Rosa Jones said in a recent press statement. “The smoke and tobacco-free initiative will help us build a healthier university.

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