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Isaac Morgan

A microscopic photograph of the monkeypox virus.

Global health officials push countries to combat monkeypox following public health emergency

By: - July 25, 2022

Following the declaration of the 2022 monkeypox outbreak as a public health emergency, global health officials have established temporary recommendations to combat the disease that continues to spread worldwide. The World Health Organization announced Saturday that the monkeypox virus constitutes a public health emergency of international concern, as cases continue to rise in several countries, […]

A microscopic photograph of the monkeypox virus.

Florida surpasses 100 monkeypox cases amid expansion of screening

By: - July 12, 2022

TALLAHASSEE, Florida — A second major commercial laboratory is offering monkeypox testing, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Monday as Florida cases of the monkeypox virus surpassed 100. The CDC had announced that Labcorp began testing last week for monkeypox, a disease spreading across the nation and worldwide that can cause a […]

Cases of babies born with syphilis rise during COVID pandemic in Louisiana, CDC says

By: - April 12, 2022

Certain sexual transmitted diseases spiked across the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, including sharp increases in cases involving babies born with syphilis, federal health officials reported Tuesday.

New York Mayor Eric Adams

DeSantis on defensive after NYC mayor’s ad campaign against Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law

By: - April 5, 2022

In response to New York City mayor Eric Adams’ criticism of a new Florida law, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday derided the entire state of New York for its policies concerning COVID-19.

Florida State Senator Randolph Bracy

State lawmaker calls for permanent closure of Orlando amusement ride after teen’s death

By: - March 30, 2022

A teen’s fatal fall last week at an Orlando amusement park has sparked a senator to urge Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried to permanently shut down the Orlando FreeFall ride and “take swift action for the critical safety of others.”

Miami International Airport

Louisiana, other states, sue feds over mask mandates on planes, trains, transportation hubs

By: - March 29, 2022

While a federal face mask mandate is set to expire in less than a month, Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday announced that the state has filed a lawsuit against the feds to block the requirement immediately.