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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

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Illnesses and Diseases

Contact Us

  •  904-253-1850
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    Mailing Address

    900 University Boulevard North 

    Jacksonville, FL 32211 

     

Stomach or Bowel Problems 

Bacteria, parasites, and viruses can cause nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Consult your physician if you have those symptoms. Consider giving a stool specimen to test for bacteria, parasites, and viruses.

Sore Throats, Coughs, Colds, and Breathing Problems 

Some causes of respiratory illnesses:

MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) 

Common skin infections:
Staphylococcus aureus “Staph” including MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus)

Information for People Recently Diagnosed with an Infectious Disease 

Preventing Disease 

The single best way to prevent disease is handwashing.

Food Safety 

To make a food complaint, call the Epidemiology Department at 904-253–1850 or you can make an online complaint by following the guidance provided by the Florida Department of Health Food Safety and Sanitation.

For information on food recalls, visit FDA Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts.

Wildlife Safety 

To report a dead bird call Epidemiology at 904-253-1850 or report dead birds online here.

To report an animal bite, call Environmental Health at 904-253-1280 or click here for information about rabies.

Overseas Travel Medicine 

If you are planning to travel outside the country, call the Travel Medicine Clinic at 904-253-1040 or visit our Overseas Travel Medicine page.

For information online, visit the CDC Traveler Information page.