Mosquito Advisory Issued in Jackson County

The Florida Department of Health has issued a mosquito-borne illness advisory.

Increased disease activity in horses has been identified in Jackson County. The latest positive test occurred in the area of Chason Road.

Health officials remind everyone to take pre-cautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes that may cause the encephalitis disease.

Personal protection measures include avoiding being outdoors during the dusk to dawn hours, wear clothing that covers your skin, use mosquito repellent and get rid of standing water around your home where mosquitoes can lay their eggs.

For more information you can contact the Jackson County Health Department at 850-482-9227.

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  • by Anonymous on Jul 8, 2008 at 06:30 AM
    If they felt like there was such a problem then why don't they spray the county? They only spray the city of Marianna and NO outlying cities or towns. Nor do the smaller towns spray for themselves. If they wanted to help control the population they would spray more locations or offer there spray trucks. Some people cant be educated and some have no choice but to be outside during peak times and some cant afford bug spray at $4.50 a can. But do they offer cans of free or discounted bug spray? No. And the EEE vaccine should be made mandatory just like rabies vaccines. They need to help protect people who don't have horses and the horses themselves. Typical all they want to do is offer and article and hope EVERYONE reads and understands it, WOW how one sided we still are. We have to vaccinated dogs and kids...make them do horses too!!!
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