Centers for Disease Control

General Mills announces flour recall

General Mills announces flour recall

The Food and Drug Administration announced today General Mills issued a voluntary national recall of five-pound bags of its Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour with a better if used by date of September 6, 2020. The recall is being issued for the potential presence of E. coli O26 which was discovered during sampling of the five-pound […]

Lax oversight raises concerns about school flu shots

Lax oversight raises concerns about school flu shots

In the wake of parents protesting that some Santa Rosa school students were given flu vaccinations against their wishes, questions are being raised about the large Jacksonville company that administers the shots with minimal oversight. Public documents and interviews with government officials indicate that although the Santa Rosa County School District abruptly suspended the flu […]

Travel-related case of Zika reported in Santa Rosa County

Travel-related case of Zika reported in Santa Rosa County

County Urges Residents to Protect Against Mosquitoes The Florida Department of Health has reported six new cases of Zika in Florida that are travel-associated, bringing the total to nine for the state. Miami-Dade has four reported cases, Hillsborough has two, Lee has two and Santa Rosa has one. According to the Centers for Disease Control, […]

National Influenza Vaccination Week

National Influenza Vaccination Week

During National Influenza Vaccination Week Dec. 6- 12, the Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County (DOH-Santa Rosa) would like to remind everyone that it is not too late to get a flu shot.  A yearly flu shot is recommended for everyone six months of age and older and is the first and most […]