Worker’s Compensation Rejected In Meningitis Cases

Dec 2, 2019
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Pointing to tough legal standards approved by the Legislature, an appeals court Wednesday rejected workers’ compensation insurance claims involving allegations that two men developed meningitis after inhaling types of fungus while on the job. 

Summer In The Emergency Room

Jul 30, 2018
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Temperatures are not the only thing to increase during the summer. Emergency room visits also increase during the summer when kids are on summer break and tourists are enjoying the Florida weather.

Day Care Closes After 2 Toddlers Die From Possible Infection

Dec 13, 2017

A Miami day care has shut down following the deaths of two toddlers a week apart from possible meningitis infections.

A new disease has been found in five Florida counties, including Hillsborough. It goes by the name of rat lungworm, and it comes courtesy of snails.

Researchers at the University of Florida have found the parasites can cause meningitis in people. And it's been found in Hillsborough, along with Alachua, Leon, St. Johns and Orange counties.


The family of a 4-year-old Bradenton girl diagnosed with meningitis last month says the child has died.

Belinda Dangerfield says the family decided to take her daughter, Essence Winkfield, off life support on Sunday after realizing she wasn’t going to make it. Dangerfield said, “We didn’t want her to suffer anymore.”

Friends and classmates of an Oviedo woman with bacterial meningitis have been notified they are at risk of the highly contagious disease that causes inflammation of membranes around the brain and spinal cord , the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Health officials suspect bacterial meningitis killed a 4-year-old Pasco County boy, the Tampa Tribune reports. Results from a lab test by the county health department are expected today.