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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 Bite Protection in Florida information sheet

On February, 3, State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong issued a 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, cover your skin with mosquito repellent and protective clothing.

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National Black HIV-AIDS Awareness Day

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Tallahassee, Fla. - The Florida Department of Health joins many community partners across the state in recognizing National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) on Sunday, February 7, 2016. This annual observance provides an opportunity to reflect on progress made in reducing racial and ethnic disparities in HIV/AIDS and strengthening our commitment to closing the gap.

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