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HEALTH OFFICIALS ISSUE MOSQUITO-BORNE ILLNESSES ADVISORY

By Candy Sims

September 20, 2019

HEALTH OFFICIALS ISSUE MOSQUITO-BORNE ILLNESSES ADVISORY  

Contact: Candy Sims, Public Information Office Candy.sims@FlHealth.gov

Fort Lauderdale, FL—The Florida Department of Health in Broward County (DOH-Broward) today confirmed a locally-acquired case of Dengue in a Broward County resident.

There is a heightened concern of additional residents becoming ill. DOH-Broward and Broward County Mosquito Control Division continue surveillance and prevention efforts.

DOH-Broward reminds residents and visitors to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes and to take basic precautions to help limit exposure.


To protect yourself from mosquitoes, you should remember to “Drain and Cover”:


DRAIN standing water to stop mosquitoes from multiplying. 

  • Drain water from garbage cans, house gutters, buckets, pool covers, coolers, toys, flower pots or any other containers where sprinkler or rain water has collected.
  • Discard old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances and other items that aren't being used.
  • Empty and clean birdbaths and pet's water bowls at least once or twice a week. 
  • Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that don’t accumulate water. 
  • Maintain swimming pools in good condition and appropriately chlorinated. Empty plastic swimming pools when not in use.

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