• AIR QUALITY HEALTH ALERT: Issued by Florida Department Of Health Escambia County

    07/22/14 20:23:55

    From the Florida Department of Health Escambia County: Effective immediately, in response to air quality monitoring, the FDOH-Escambia is issuing a health alert for the area surrounding the Wedgewood Community Center and the Rolling Hill Construction and Demolition Landfill in Escambia County, Florida. Click here

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Tropical Depression 2 has formed over the Atlantic Ocean. The system is moving west and is headed to the Caribbean Sea. This system is not forecast to become much stronger and could become non-tropical by Thursday.



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Mosquito-born virus increases in Florida

Florida health leaders are reminding people to protect themselves against mosquitoes during the state's rainy season.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported at least 25 cases of a mosquito-borne virus called Chikungunya.

That's more than 60 percent of the cases in the United States. The virus can be transferred from mosquitoes to humans and back to other mosquitoes. The virus can cause severe joint pain and arthritis-like symptoms that last for months.

It has no cure and no treatment. The CDC says it was brought into the country by infected travelers who had recently been to the Caribbean.