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By Lauren Rautenkranz on September 27th, 2013 | Last updated: September 27, 2013 at 10:45 am
In response to data indicating unusually high levels of disease-carrying mosquito populations, the Alachua County Health Department is reminding people to take protective measures.
By Ryan Lacher on September 21st, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 11:59 am
Making its way across North Florida, the West Nile virus has now been detected in two Alachua County chickens.
By Corey Brooks on August 7th, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:07 pm
Mosquitoes are widely considered pests that can cause some trouble. But now they are being considered a health threat as they can carry viruses like West Nile. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Corey Brooks has the story of the scope of the [...]
By WUFT News on July 26th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:36 am
Alachua County Health officials are encouraging citizens to take extra precautions against mosquitoes as Jacksonville has recently reported its first human case of the West Nile virus. Alachua County Health Department’s Environmental Health Director Anthony Dennis believes risks of transmission have increased within [...]
By Donna Green-Townsend on July 18th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:41 am
Alachua County officials are monitoring the mosquito population after one of the county’s sentinel chickens was found to have eastern equine encephalitis. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna Green Townsend spoke with Environmental Health Director for the Alachua County Health Department, Anthony Dennis, who says [...]
By Liana Charles on July 11th, 2012 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:29 pm
Even in Gainesville, which missed the heaviest rains from Tropical Storm Debby, the standing water in retention ponds, woodland & swampy areas has led to a boom in the mosquito population. WUFT-TV’s Liana Charles reports.
By Denise Toledo on July 10th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:33 am
People in North Florida are warned to keep themselves protected as the mosquito populations continue to grow. The City of Gainesville Mosquito Control program is dealing with pools of standing water left after Tropical Storm Debby causing the mosquito population to [...]