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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN PINELLAS COUNTY ADVISES ON MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE AND VACCINES

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The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County is responding to an outbreak of meningococcal disease. While dangerous, this illness can be prevented and treated. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect against meningococcal disease.


Thus far, the number of cases identified in 2022 surpasses the five-year average of meningococcal disease cases in Florida. Epidemiologists are investigating each case as well as contacting people with potential or direct exposure to known cases to provide them with information and treatment options.

While breastfeeding may seem like the easiest and most natural thing for mothers to do, it can be overwhelming and frustrating for many. That is why August is observed as National Breastfeeding Month, to ensure that new mothers understand the importance of breastfeeding in the lives of their children.

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