Martin County

Juan Carlos Becerra

The Martin County School District is telling 231 students from two high schools they should quarantine citing exposure to the coronavirus.

Health officials say the number of cases of Hepatitis A in a Florida county is growing.

Martin County Challenges New Water Standards

Aug 29, 2016
NASA EARTH OBSERVATORY

Pointing to concerns about increased chemicals going into Lake Okeechobee and nearby waterways, Martin County has filed a legal challenge to controversial new state water-quality standards.

Airborne Toxins Detected At Worst Algae Sites

Jul 27, 2016
Amy Green/WMFE

Toxins have been detected in the air at four Treasure Coast sites where a toxic algae bloom has accumulated in high densities.

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Swimmers were told to stay out of the water at several beaches in Martin and St. Lucie Counties this past weekend.

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JENSEN BEACH, FLA. — State health officials have lifted a dengue fever advisory in Martin County. 

No new cases of the mosquito-borne illness have been reported in the Rio-Jensen Beach area since September. Health officials lifted the advisory on Tuesday.

Over a five-month period, 22 people in the area developed the signs of the illness, which include high fever and aching bones.

Public health workers will be asking about 300 people for blood samples amid a dengue fever outbreak that has sickened 18, the Palm Beach Post reports. Workers from the Florida Department of Health in Martin County will knock on doors at more than 700 homes to figure out how widespread the mosquito-borne virus outbreak is. 

Public health officials in Florida are once again scrambling to contain an outbreak of dengue fever, a disease spread by mosquitoes.

Until 2009, when it surfaced in Key West, the tropical disease hadn't been seen in Florida in more than 70 years.

Now there are concerns dengue may establish a foothold in the state.

The state’s largest blood collection agency has stopped collecting blood in Martin and St. Lucie counties amid several reports of dengue fever, the Palm Beach Post reports. OneBlood provides blood to 200 hospitals in Florida, Alabama and Georgia.