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This press release put out at the request of the Alachua County Health Department.
ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Florida Department of Health in Alachua County emphasizes the importance of protection against mosquito-borne diseases. “Due to the heavy rainfall and isolated flooding throughout Alachua County this summer, our surveillance system is showing an increase in mosquito populations and is detecting the presence of mosquito borne viruses.” said Anthony Dennis, Environmental Health Director, Alachua County Health Department. To prevent mosquitoes from living and multiplying around your home or business, individuals should remember to drain and cover.
DRAIN standing water:
COVER your skin with:
COVER doors and windows with screens:
Symptoms of West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis may include headache, fever, fatigue, dizziness, weakness and confusion. Physicians should contact the local county health department if they suspect an individual may have a mosquito-borne illness. State of Florida Department of Health laboratories provides testing services for physicians treating patients with clinical signs of mosquito-borne diseases.
For information on mosquito-borne illnesses, visit the Environmental Health website, or call the Alachua County Health Department at 352-334-7900.
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