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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