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Rabies Alert Issued in Franklin County 08.22.2019

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Eastpoint, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health in Franklin County has issued a rabies alert for Eastpoint in response to a raccoon that tested positive on August 21, 2019.  A family pet was exposed to the raccoon on CC Land Road, in the area between Whispering Pines and Tomahawk Circle. The Health Department is working closely with local partners to host a rabies vaccination clinic in the future. Please take extra caution while outdoors and be aware of your surroundings at all times.

Through a state proclamation, Governor Ron DeSantis has made October Safe Sleep Awareness Month in Florida, and reminds parents and care givers that safe sleep is the best sleep for infants.

There are about 3,500 sleep-related deaths among U.S. babies every year. These deaths include sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), accidental suffocation and deaths from unknown causes. Suffocation is the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for infants under the age of one. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

There are steps that parents and care givers can take to help prevent SIDS and suffocation.

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Hurricane season is here and the Florida Department of Health encourages you to make preparations that can help ensure your safety should severe weather occur.

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