Florida Department of Health Nassau Urges Residents to Protect Themselves from Mosquito and Tick Borne Illnesses
Fernandina Beach, Fla.— The Florida Department of Health in Nassau County (DOHNassau) is urging all residents and visitors, especially those that are spending time outdoors, to protect themselves from mosquito bites this summer season. While most mosquito bites are only an annoyance, sometimes these bites can be dangerous. Preventing bites reduces the risk of a person getting infected with a mosquito-borne disease.
Mosquito Bite Prevention
Using the right insect repellent and other preventive actions can discourage mosquitoes from landing on you. Follow these Drain and Cover tips to help prevent mosquito bites.
Drain water from outside areas to reduce the number of places mosquitoes can lay their eggs and breed.
Download these infographics for more information: Mosquitoes- Keep Them Outside and Stop Them From Breeding and Protect Your Home From Mosquitoes.
Cover with protective clothing while outdoors and keep doors and windows closed to prevent mosquitoes from going indoors.
Download the Mosquito Bite Protection in Florida infographic.
About the Florida Department of Health
The Florida Department of Health, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @HealthyFla. For more information please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov.
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