Broward County Health Department

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    February 14, 2013

    Bacterial Meningitis Reported at Miramar Elementary School

    Fairway Elementary School in Miramar is reporting a case of bacterial meningitis, according to Broward school officials. School principal Michelle Engram-McKnight sent a letter to parents on Tuesday asking them to immediately take their children to a doctor if they begin to display any symptoms suc ... More >>

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    July 5, 2012

    Whooping Cough Cases Surge in Broward, Florida

    See also "Broward Whooping Cough Cases Shouldn't Surprise Anyone"According to the most recent data from the Florida Department of Health, 260 cases of whooping cough have been reported throughout the state as of the end of June.That's 120 more cases of the highly contagious respiratory ailment than ... More >>

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    April 16, 2012

    Broward Whooping Cough Cases Shouldn't Surprise Anyone

    The Broward County Health Department on Friday afternoon announced that it has confirmed four cases of pertussis, three among school-aged children and one case in an adult. More  commonly known as whooping cough, pertussis is a "highly contagious respiratory disease" that can cau ... More >>

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    July 16, 2011

    Someone May Have Taken a Dump in Sunrise's Water Supply

    hundredyearstorm.comThis is where poo-poo is supposed to go.​If your tap water has been tasting a little poopy lately, that's a problem.The Broward County Health Department sent out a drinking water warning yesterday, saying their water system "detected fecal indicators" in one of the wells in Sun ... More >>

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    November 23, 2009

    Finally - Some Swine Flu Vaccine!

    ​Here's a cut-and-paste press release about where and when you can -- finally -- get the swine flu vaccine. Officials at the Broward County Health Department announced Broward County's first H1N1 Vaccination Clinic which shall be open to all members of the public starting Monday, November 30, 2009 ... More >>

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    November 20, 2008
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    August 23, 2007
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    March 23, 2006

    Dangerous Designs

    That temporary tattoo could be with you for a long, long time

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    August 25, 2005

    The Lice Lady

    At this West Broward medical clinic, nitpicking comes with the territory

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    September 16, 2004

    Michael Sitz

    Broward's top prosecutor loves to protect corrupt public officials. He just struck again.

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    December 18, 2003

    Don't Drink the Water, Seriously

    Another health threat. Another cover-up. More incompetence. Welcome back to Pompano.

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    October 16, 2003

    Don't Drink the Water, Part IV

    Pompano's top man still needs to be flushed from office

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    June 19, 2003

    Don't Drink the Water II

    Will health officials finally end the incompetence and corruption in the Pompano public works department?

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    May 22, 2003

    Unsafe Sex

    Our intrepid reporter probes the gay orgies that have helped to spark a runaway syphilis outbreak

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    March 13, 2003

    Don't Drink the Water

    A deceptive city manager. A Machiavellian administrator. An incompetent lab director. Are the Pompano taps to be trusted?

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    November 7, 2002

    Girlhood, Interrupted

    When Elrinda Jones disappeared, the cops didn't seem to care

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    December 17, 1998

    An Epidemic of Apathy

    Local activists were hoping people would flock to see the AIDS Memorial Quilt. They didn't.

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    September 24, 1998

    The Dentist Is Out

    The closure of a publicly funded children's dental clinic has low-income patients down in the mouth

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    June 11, 1998

    Swingers Redux

    Fed up with fear of infection and bored with the Internet, a new generation of swingers reinvents South Florida's sexual underworld

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    June 4, 1998

    Cause of Death: Excessive Privacy

    You can die HIV-positive in Broward County, and your sexual partners will never know