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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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Mosquito-borne and Other Insect-borne Diseases

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For information on chikungunya fever and resources from the April 1st interagency webinar click here

Drain and Cover

  • Drain standing water to stop mosquitoes from multiplying.
  • Cover your skin with clothing and use mosquito repellent.
  • Cover doors and windows with screens to keep mosquitoes out.

Stop mosquitoes from living and multiplying around your home or business. Protect yourself from mosquito's bites and the diseases they carry.

Mosquito-borne Disease Prevention Tips

Florida Resident’s Guide to Mosquito Control (3 MB PDF)

Other Insect-borne Diseases


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Surveillance Information

Surveillance and Control of Mosquito-borne Diseases in Florida, 2014 Guidebook (2.4 MB)

Mosquito-borne Illness Response Plan  (33 KB PDF)

Mosquito-borne diseases including SLEV, WNV, and EEEV infection, malaria, dengue and yellow fever are reportable human diseases in Florida. Surveillance for these diseases includes human, domestic (including horses) and wild animal (including birds) disease surveillance and monitoring for virus activity through sentinel chicken and mosquito testing.

A weekly report containing information on mosquito-borne disease surveillance in Florida is published. These reports use data provided by Florida Department of Health, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, County Health Departments, the Bureau of Public Health Laboratories, Tampa, and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

For more Surveillance Information

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