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Scabies on the rise in Central Florida

Local6 logoThere’s been a major increase in reports of scabies in Central Florida, according to health officials at Centra Care.

Scabies patient numbers have doubled from last week at several locations and jumped by 200 percent or more at the Waterford Lakes and Mount Dora Centra Care urgent care centers, according to a Centra Care news release.

Scabies, a very easily spread skin disease, is usually spread by direct, prolonged, skin-to-skin contact with ...

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Flu outbreak keeping doctors busy

wtsp2Wesley Chapel, Florida — Centra Care Florida Hospital Urgent Care is a busy place these days; both with people wanting a flu vaccine and with those suffering from the flu.

“This has been one of the worst flu seasons in about 10 years. Just in the Central Florida area (we’ve had) about 700 cases which is up from about 590 cases back in 2009 when we had H1N1,” said Kim Graham, the ...

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