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Department of Health Daily Zika Update

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware about the status of the Zika virus, the department will issue a Zika virus update each week day. Updates will include a Zika case count by county and information to keep Floridians informed and prepared.

Don't let Florida's kids be a mosquito snack. Teach them to cover up and Spill the Water! Mosquitoes are more than just an everyday nuisance, they can carry dangerous diseases like West Nile and Zika virus. As Florida's youth head outside to play this summer, we need to protect kids from mosquito bites by teaching them to cover their skin with long clothing and repellent and to Spill the Water! around their home. Led by the Florida Department of Health, Spill the Water! is a fun, educational campaign that teaches kids about mosquitoes. Mosquitoes can breed in as little as one teaspoon or a bottle cap of water, so eliminating sources of standing water around homes is critical to keep mosquitoes from multiplying. When kids Spill the Water!, they can be superheroes in their home and community!

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