Virus Alert! Chikungunya!
Chikungunya (pronunciation: \chik-en-gun-ye click to hear pronunciation) virus is transmitted to people by mosquitoes. The most common symptoms of chikungunya virus infection are fever and joint pain. Other symptoms may include headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, or rash. Outbreaks have occurred in countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Indian and Pacific Oceans. In late 2013, chikungunya virus was found for the first time in the Americas on islands in the Caribbean. Chikungunya virus is not currently found in the United States. There is a risk that the virus will be imported to new areas by infected travelers. There is no vaccine to prevent or medicine to treat chikungunya virus infection. Travelers can protect themselves by preventing mosquito bites. When traveling to countries with chikungunya virus, use insect repellent, wear long sleeves and pants, and stay in places with air conditioning or that use window and door screens.
World Health Organization
Florida Department of Health
FDOH and AMCD URGE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES
TO PREVENT MOSQUITO-BORNE ILLNESS
ST. AUGUSTINE: The Florida Department of Health in St. Johns County and
the Anastasia Mosquito Control District remind residents and visitors
to take proper precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.
DOH, St. Johns and the AMCD encourage everyone to take basic precautions to protect yourself from mosquito bites and and the diseases they carry by following the Department of Health's recommendations to
"DRAIN and COVER".
For more information on this release, please click HERE.
FOR FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
ST. JOHNS COUNTY MOSQUITO-BORNE ILLNESS ADVISORIES
Please visit DOH's Environmental Public Health website for
information on mosquito-borne illness advisories at:
or call the St. Johns County Health Department at 904-825-5055.
Here is a copy of a wonderful news video from over the summer that highlights some of the services that our organization provides. The Inspector Sprayer is Pat Kendrick.
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