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Mosquito Bite Protection

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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.

The Florida Department of Health in Highlands County encourages all residents and visitors to join the Healthiest Weight Florida 2016 MAINTAIN, DON"T GAIN Holiday Challenge. This free program runs from November 16th through December 31st.

The Florida Department of Health is teaming up with North Carolina State University to offer the Maintain, Don’t Gain! Holiday Challenge for a second year. Rather than focusing on trying to lose weight, the FREE seven-week challenge provides participants with tips, tricks, and ideas to help maintain their weight throughout the holiday season.

Last year, over 1,700 Floridians received helpful advice on enjoying the holidays in a more healthy way.

Click here to sign up for the 2016 challenge on the Eat Smart, Move More, Weight Less website.

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