Tag Archives: West Nile virus

Alachua County Man Diagnosed With West Nile

By on October 17th, 2013 | Last updated: October 20, 2013 at 11:17 am

A man in Alachua County was diagnosed with West Nile virus in September. The Florida Department of Health in Alachua County is investigated where the virus originated.

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Florida Mosquito Population Hits Six-Year High

By 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.

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Health department, in wake of West Nile, urges locals to take precautions

By on November 14th, 2012 | Last updated: December 13, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Paul Myers, administrator for the Alachua County Department of Health, urges residents to take precautions around their homes to ward of mosquitoes, as well as when they are walking around at dusk and dawn. Three potential cases of West Nile Virus have recently been reported to the department.

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In the News: early voting, Florida justices, Brooksville West Nile

By on September 27th, 2012 | Last updated: September 27, 2012 at 4:11 pm

With Start of Early Voting, Election Day Becomes Election Month – NYTimes.com – Voters in Iowa went to the polls to cast the first ballots in the 2012 presidential race less than a week before hearing either candidate remark in [...]

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West Nile virus detected in two sentinel chickens in Alachua County

By 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.

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Alachua County Commission discusses mosquito infestation

By 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 [...]

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West Nile human case shows up in Jacksonville

By 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 [...]

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