mosquito-borne illness

Mosquito-borne illness risk heighten in Florida

Mosquito-borne illness risk heighten in Florida

Increased risk of human infection of a deadly mosquito borne illness has health officials advising Floridians to take precautions. The Florida Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange) advised July 25 there has been an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of Orange County, specifically from Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) infection. According the […]

Rising mosquito populations mean higher risk of infection

Rising mosquito populations mean higher risk of infection

Summer is peak season for mosquitoes, and more cases of mosquito-borne illnesses such as West Nile and Zika virus are being reported throughout Florida. In Santa Rosa County, a human case of West Nile was reported Aug. 19 and Hurlburt Field discovered West Nile positive mosquitoes in their mosquito traps on the Sound Side. Zika […]

Governor to Obama: Fund Zika fight now

Governor to Obama:  Fund Zika fight now

In late January, the first concerns about the Zika virus began to surface in the state of Florida.  By February, the first alert was issued and Santa Rosa County had reported its first and, to date, only case of the mosquito-borne illness which was travel-related.  On Feb. 2, the Florida Department of Health in Santa […]