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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

Human Trafficking Awareness Ordinance takes Effect in August

On August 16, 2021, an ordinance will go into effect that requires strip clubs and massage parlors in Volusia County to post signs giving the national human trafficking hotline. The ordinance does not pertain to massage businesses that are owned by health care practitioners. Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery involving the exploitation of persons for sex or forced labor. Tragically, it still … Continue reading Human Trafficking Awareness Ordinance takes Effect in August

Ormond Beach Distributing Sandbags Throughout August

Ormond Beach to begin early distribution of sandbags with self-serve sand for the entire month of August The City of Ormond Beach is encouraging residents to begin preparing for hurricane season by picking up their sandbags early this year.  A self-serve sand pile and fillable sandbags will be available all month, beginning Saturday, August 1, 2020 at the Nova Community Center (440 N Nova Rd, … Continue reading Ormond Beach Distributing Sandbags Throughout August

Florida Under Public Health Emergency

Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees recently declared a Public Health Emergency to address the increase in hepatitis A cases in Florida due to the current national outbreak. State of Florida under Public Health Emergency for Hepatisis A Since 2018, there have been more than 22,000 cases of hepatitis A in the U.S. and more than 2,500 cases in Florida. Despite the recent rise in … Continue reading Florida Under Public Health Emergency

Fight the Bite

The torrential rains that doused Volusia County in June helped to green up our lawns and replenish our water supply, but the after-effects are on their way – in swarms. Heavy Rain, Warm Weather Usher in Mosquitoes The most affected areas include Oak Hill, Edgewater and New Smyrna Beach. Volusia County Mosquito Control is responding as quickly as possible by air and ground to resolve … Continue reading Fight the Bite