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April 30, 2024 - For Immediate Release:

The Florida Department of Health issues a Mosquito-Borne Illness Advisory! Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV) has been detected in a group of sick emus in Pasco County. Upon notification from our community partners at DOH-Pasco, the PCMCD immediately sprang into action, mounting our comprehensive mosquito control response. Teams on the ground have amplified mosquito surveillance efforts to identify the primary mosquito vectors and perform various control actions, such as seeking out mosquito breeding habitats in the area and performing adult mosquito control applications to reduce the potential for spread of the virus. We encourage you to protect yourself from mosquito exposure by covering your skin with clothing and a US EPA-approved insect repellent. Keep mosquitoes outside by using screens on windows and doors. And remember to drain standing water that may accumulate around your home. For more information, visit us at or call the office at 727-376-4568. #FightTheBite #DrainAndCover

Press Release - April 30, 2024 

EEE Pasco Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Advisory_Updated April 2024.pdf





FL Health Department - Mosquito-Borne Disease Surveillance
Reporting Data for Arbovirus Surveillance 

Arbovirus surveillance in Florida includes endemic mosquito-borne viruses such as West Nile virus (WNV), Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV), and St. Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV), as well as exotic viruses such as dengue virus (DENV), chikungunya virus (CHIKV), Zika virus (ZIKV) and California encephalitis group viruses (CEV). Malaria, a parasitic mosquito-borne disease is also included.

To review weekly reports - please click the link below. Scroll down the page & click on the weekly Arbovirus reports. 

Weekly Arbovirus Reports - FL Dept Health



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