Health Officials Issue Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Alert

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia) today issued a mosquito-borne illness alert for Volusia County. Human cases of West Nile Virus have been confirmed and there is a heightened concern additional residents will become ill. Additional Human Case of West Nile Virus Infection Confirmed in Volusia County DOH-Volusia continues to advise the public to remain diligent in their personal mosquito protection efforts … Continue reading Health Officials Issue Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Alert

Record Breaking Year for Sea Turtle Nests in Volusia County

The annual sea turtle nesting season runs from May 1 through October 31. Nearly 70 percent of the nation’s sea turtle nesting takes place on Florida beaches. In a typical year, about 500 sea turtle nests are laid on Volusia County beaches. Just three months into the 2022 nesting season, a record-breaking 1,410 nests have been observed. The loggerhead are the most common sea turtle … Continue reading Record Breaking Year for Sea Turtle Nests in Volusia County

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Health Officials Identify Human case of West Nile virus in Volusia County

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia) today advised residents of an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in Volusia County. A human case of West Nile virus has been confirmed and there is a heightened concern additional residents may become ill.  Most people do not develop any symptoms, but one in five people can experience headache, body ache, joint pain, diarrhea or rash. Severe illness … Continue reading Health Officials Identify Human case of West Nile virus in Volusia County

Health Officials issue Rabies Alert for Port Orange

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County has issued a rabies alert for the South-Eastern portions of Port Orange. This is in response to a cat that tested positive for rabies August 8. All residents and visitors in Volusia County should be aware that rabies is present in the wild animal population and domestic animals are at risk if not vaccinated. The public is … Continue reading Health Officials issue Rabies Alert for Port Orange

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FL Department of Health in Volusia County Responds to Monkeypox Case

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia), the Bureau of Public Health Laboratories, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating a confirmed case of monkeypox in Volusia County. The individual case is isolated. DOH-Volusia is conducting epidemiological investigations to notify possible exposures and offer potential post-exposure prophylaxis. At this time, DOH-Volusia has not identified any additional cases. What is … Continue reading FL Department of Health in Volusia County Responds to Monkeypox Case

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Volusia County Libraries Announce New Partnership With The Real Florida Reader Program 

The Volusia County Public Library System has partnered with Florida State Parks, the Florida Department of State, and Florida’s Division of Library Services to offer library patrons access to Florida State Parks through the Real Florida Reader Program. Now through Sept. 12, 2022, VCPLS card holders may check out a Real Florida Reader day pass for free admission for up to eight people at more … Continue reading Volusia County Libraries Announce New Partnership With The Real Florida Reader Program 

NSB Police Issue Precautionary Statement Ahead of Bike and Bar this Weekend

In a Facebook post on June 17, 2022, the New Smyrna Beach Police Department stated the following: This Saturday, June 18, 2022, starting at 12:00 a.m on Flagler Ave, the annual Bike & Bar will take place. **This is not a city sponsored or approved special event** As in years past, the New Smyrna Beach Police will be implementing a Special Event Operational Plan that … Continue reading NSB Police Issue Precautionary Statement Ahead of Bike and Bar this Weekend

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NSB Kids can get Back-to-School Shots at Summer Camp

To increase access to back-to-school shots, the Department of Health in Volusia County will offer vaccinations at the Babe James Community Center home of the City of New Smyrna’s popular Summer Fun Camp.  No or low-cost vaccinations will be offered from 4 to 6 p.m., June 24, July 8 and July 22, at the community center located at 201 N. Myrtle Ave., New Smyrna Beach. … Continue reading NSB Kids can get Back-to-School Shots at Summer Camp

Daytona Beach Shores Issues Traffic Citations, Tows Trucks During Unsanctioned Truck Meet

The Daytona Beach Shores Department of Public Safety issued 688 traffic citations and towed 46 trucks between Friday and Sunday, June 10-12, during the unsanctioned truck meet. Public Safety Officers made 29 misdemeanor and six felony arrests, with felonies including carrying a concealed firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, narcotics violations and wanted persons. Officers also handled two traffic accidents. Volusia County Corrections set up … Continue reading Daytona Beach Shores Issues Traffic Citations, Tows Trucks During Unsanctioned Truck Meet

Special Event Zone in Effect on Beachside this Weekend for Potential Truck Event

The Homestead Miami Speedway is hosting the rebranded Florida Truck Meet this weekend, June 10-12. While a large percentage of truck enthusiasts will be in South Florida for the three-day event, Daytona Beach Police (DBPD) are anticipating some will arrive here. According to the DBPD, truckers are welcome in Daytona Beach, but they are also expected to respect our community. Burnouts, loud horns and music, … Continue reading Special Event Zone in Effect on Beachside this Weekend for Potential Truck Event