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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

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On Fri., Feb. 5, State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong expanded the Declaration of Public Health Emergency regarding the Zika virus. There are simple steps we can all take to protect ourselves from Zika and all mosquito-borne illness: Drain standing water, no matter how seemingly small, and cover your skin with mosquito repellent and protective clothing.

Mosquito Bite Protection in Florida information sheet

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Florida Health Awards 16 million in Research Funding

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Tallahassee, Fla. - On Thurs, Jan. 28, Florida Health announced that over $16 million in research funding was awarded to 17 different projects through the Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program and the James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program. These funds, dispersed among a number of universities and cancer research centers across the state, will support researchers in their efforts to improve prevention, diagnosis, treatment and develop cures for cancer and tobacco-related diseases.

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