“Florida’s health department: ‘Meaningful’ and ‘totally unnecessary'”

Miami-Dade Health Department’s Health Services division is recommending that patients not use any medical equipment that has a medical device on it as a result of a recent outbreak of the Zika virus.

The Department’s new guidance, posted Monday, is based on the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance, released Monday.

According to the CDC, the spread of the virus is causing a rise in the number of infections, as well as more complications in the healthcare setting.

The virus has caused thousands of cases of the microcephaly-like condition in Puerto Rico.

On Monday, Miami-dade Health Director Mike Lueders said that the Department has been working to develop a plan to stop the spread and reduce the number, if any, of cases.

“As we’ve been following the CDC’s guidance for the past several months, we’re going to continue to make the most of our resources and have a plan that addresses the impact of the disease,” Lueder said.

Dr. Luedes also noted that it was not appropriate for anyone to use the term “medical device” when discussing medical equipment.

Mailing the advice, Luedering cited the Centers For Disease Control’s guidance that says people should avoid using medical equipment when handling the following items: electrical or electronic equipment, medical supplies, medical equipment meant to be worn and operated on.

Other items should be avoided such as gloves, surgical gloves, and masks.