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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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Following a hurricane, heavy rain or flooding, there is an increase of floodwater mosquitoes. Excess water allows eggs laid in once dry soil to develop into adult mosquitoes. Floodwater mosquitoes typically don’t carry diseases, but they can harm recovery efforts, and disease-carrying mosquitoes will re-populate after a natural disaster because of excess standing water. That’s why it’s important for individuals and communities to drain water at home, in neighborhoods and at places of work to help control mosquito populations and prevent disease outbreaks. The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) reminds everyone to DRAIN and COVER.

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Flu season is here! The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that affects the nose, throat, and lungs. The flu can vary from mild to severe and may lead to death. Some common symptoms of the flu include fever (not everyone with the flu will have a fever), cough, sore throat, body aches, headaches, fatigue, and runny or stuffy nose. The best way to prevent the flu is to receive a flu vaccine. Be a flu fighter for Halloween this year!