Mosquito-borne Illness Advisory Issued for Hillsborough County … – Florida Department of Health

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By Ryan L. Terry, Public Information Officer
August 10, 2022
TAMPA, FLA – The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County (DOH-Hillsborough) advises residents that there has been an increase in mosquito-borne illness activity in areas of Hillsborough County. The arbovirus dengue has been detected in cases connected with international travel. The risk to the general public is low.

Hillsborough County Mosquito Control and DOH-Hillsborough continue surveillance and prevention efforts.

DOH-Hillsborough reminds residents and visitors to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes and to take basic precautions to help limit exposure.
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.

Tips on Using Repellant
Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for more information on the safe use of repellant.
About the Florida Department of Health
The department, 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.
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