Three months ago, Michael Stec could bench-press 275 pounds. Now the 56-year-old struggles to walk, gripping tightly to the parallel bars at Mercy Hospital, his legs buckling underneath him like broken stilts.Most people never know how they get sick. But Stec says he can pinpoint the exact moment. H ... More >>
We're not quite allergic to The Daily Beast's trademark city ranking listicle yet, but their latest has us feeling a little sick. According to their statistics, Miami is America's sixth sickest city. No, that's not "sick" as in "perverted" or "sick" as in bro-talk for "awesome," though we have a ... More >>
Earlier this month, authorities confirmed an outbreak of the H1N1 virus at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center, known as the Krome Service Processing Center, in Miami. Now the 19-month-old child of an employee at the center has a confirmed case of the virus, and the Americ ... More >>
LocalSome guy hijacked a taxi on Alton, then drove west up the eastbound lanes of the MacArthur Causeway. Police shot him. He's dead. The road was shut down. [SunSent] The Herald and CBS4 are so hungry for Cat Killer fodder that they've sued to get sealed information about the arrest released. [Hera ... More >>
The H1N1 virus has claimed its first death in Florida and Miami-Dade County, killing a 9-year-old, according to the Miami-Dade County Health Department.
The total number of confirmed swine flu cases in the county now tops 143. The state's count is up to 417.
Nationally, the virus is said to be ... More >>
via Choose ToysDespite sharing a border with Mexico, Belize remains Swine Flu free, and they'd really prefer to keep it that way. Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's "Enchantment of the Sea" left port in Miami on June 8th, but by the time the ship reached Belize yesterday an H1N1 scare had broken out ... More >>
Almost two months after the first case was reported, and about a month since anyone cared, the World Health Organization has declared swine flu is officially the first flu pandemic in 41 years!So far, H1N1 has killed 144 people, a small number compared to the millions who died during the last fl ... More >>
We had our fun popping the balloon of the swine flu, excuse me, H1N1 hysteria, but we never once told you to abandon your hourly ritual of hand sanitizer cleansing. Since Miami is a major hub of international travel, especially to Latin America, it always made sense to us that the strain of flu ... More >>
Ecuador has its first reported case of confirmed swine flu, and the victim is an 11 year-old boy who had arrived only days earlier from Miami. Meanwhile, Miami-Dade now has 12 confirmed cases. Being such an international hub certainly puts Miami-Dade at risk for swine flu, but it also places us ... More >>
via Ben Chau's flickrAfter a few false alarms, Miami-Dade can now be added to the list of counties with confirmed swine flu cases. Two cases were confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and the Florida Department of Health, one involving a 13 year-old girl and another a 47 year-old man. Id ... More >>
via SuperFem's flickrNews there were 20 suspected cases of swine flu in Miami-Dade was alarming, but it turns out none of those cases was the dreaded H1N1. Still, the Miami-Dade health department warns, "Samples continue to be sent from Miami-Dade County to the Florida Department of Health Stat ... More >>
via FlickrThe fine country of Austria reported its first case of swine flu today according to the World Health Organization. The patient, a 28-year-old woman, who recently returned from a trip to Guatemala to visit her parents, is expected to recover. The woman flew from Guatemala to an airport in M ... More >>