Officials with the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County have issued a mosquito-borne illness alert after reporting 10 human locally-transmitted West Nile virus (WNV) cases Thursday. This brings the total to 14 WNV cases in Miami-Dade County year-to-date. West Nile virus (WNV) is the leading cause of mosquito-borne diseaseContinue Reading

With hurricane season officially beginning June 1, RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) and the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) are promoting awareness about the importance of preventing, removing and treating standing water to combat the spread of disease through mosquitoes. In the aftermath of a hurricane, impacted areasContinue Reading

The Mosquito-Borne Illness Advisory issued for Hillsborough County remains in effect. There has been an increase in West Nile virus activity observed in sentinel chickens in Hillsborough County. The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County (DOH-Hillsborough) reminds the public to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes and to take basicContinue Reading