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Online Resources To Educate Public About Potential Health Threat

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TALLAHASSEE—During the summer months, the Florida Department of Health sees an increase in reports of infections due to Vibrio vulnificus. In an effort to educate the public on the proper precautionary measures, the Florida Department of Health has launched a new webpage to provide educational materials regarding this bacterium, which can cause serious illness or death. The webpage contains background information on the disease, downloadable broadcast-quality video and a "frequently asked questions" section. The department encourages Florida residents and visitors to learn about Vibrio, what causes infection and to take the proper precautions to stay safe this summer.

You change the oil on your car and check your smoke alarm. Like your car and home, your well water needs to be maintained. Is your well water well? As a private well owner, it is your responsibility to test your well annually.

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Year in Review

Florida Department of Health Year in Review 2013–2014

The Florida Department of Health is pleased to announce the publication of the 2013–2014 Year in Review. We invite you to read about the inspiring achievements contained in this publication as we celebrate 125 years of public health in Florida. The Year in Review covers the time period from, July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.

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