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Enjoy a Safe Swim During Healthy and Safe Swimming Week and All Summer Long

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Tallahassee, Fla.—Memorial Day weekend and the start of the summer season are just around the corner, and the Florida Department of Health encourages residents and visitors to practice safe swim habits so they can make the most of their time with loved ones. This week, May 22-28, is Healthy and Safe Swimming Week, and the department reminds you that taking simple precautions can help maximize the health benefits and fun of swimming.

This year’s hurricane season begins June 1, 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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State Surgeon General Teaches Children about Mosquito Bite Prevention

State Surgeon General Teaches Children about Mosquito Bite Prevention

Florida Health celebrated Children’s Week by participating in Storybook Village, a series of interactive storytelling booths.

As part of the activities, State Surgeon General Dr. Celeste Philip read the “Be a hero…Spill the water!” book to a group of children in the Florida State Capitol Courtyard.

“Be a hero…Spill the water!” is a book for children that illustrates the importance of practicing basic mosquito bite prevention while also promoting reading.

An electronic version of can be viewed here.