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DOH-Nassau Urges Residents to Protect Themselves from Mosquito and Tick-Borne Illnesses

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Yulee, Fla. - The Florida Department of Health in Nassau County (DOH-Nassau) is urging all residents and visitors, especially those that are spending time outdoors, to protect themselves from mosquito and tick bites this summer season. While most tick and mosquito bites are only an annoyance, sometimes these bites can be dangerous. Preventing bites reduces the risk of a person getting infected with a mosquito or tick-borne disease.

The elderly and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems and diabetes are more likely to develop serious illness. Wash your hands with soap & water. Cover your coughs & sneezes with your arm, not your hands. If you're sick, stay at home & avoid crowds.


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Jacksonville Testing sites: COVID-19 Drive through testing sites open which require an appointment. (Ages 5 and up) Open from 7/8 thru 7/15, 8 am – 6 pm daily. • To schedule an appointment: – First Coast Senior High School: 590 Duval Station Road., Jacksonville, FL 32218 – Frank H. Peterson Academies: 7450 Wilson Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32210 – Regency Square mall – SEARS: 9501 Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville, FL 32225 No appointment needed test site - Lot J – TIAA Bank Field (Gator Bowl Blvd, Jacksonville 32202), 9am-5pm daily weather permitting Also, protect yourself from all infectious diseases by using these precautions: • Stay home when you are sick • Keep 6 feet or more distance from others • Wear a mask or face covering when unable to physically distance • Wash hands often with soap and water – 20 seconds or longer • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands or after touching surfaces • Call before visiting a healthcare provider, to assure they are expecting you and the office is open and ready to help you. • For more information go to: If you are waiting to be tested or waiting for test results, consider yourself as infected and self-isolate until you receive your results.

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