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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.

Following a hurricane, heavy rain or flooding, there is an increase of floodwater mosquitoes. Excess water allows eggs laid in once dry soil to develop into adult mosquitoes. Floodwater mosquitoes typically don’t carry diseases, but they can harm recovery efforts, and disease-carrying mosquitoes will re-populate after a natural disaster because of excess standing water. That’s why it’s important for individuals and communities to drain water at home, in neighborhoods and at places of work to help control mosquito populations and prevent disease outbreaks. The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) reminds everyone to DRAIN and COVER.

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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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