Yearly Archives: 2017

MUMPS

Symptoms of Mumps: Fever Loss of appetite Swollen/tender salivary glands (under ears and jaw) Headache Muscle aches Tiredness NOT EVERYONE HAS SYMPTOMS! Symptoms start 16-18 days after infection and onset can last 12-25 days. Most people recover completely within a

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Dive into Summer, but Beware…

Leptospirosis may be Lurking   What is Leptospirosis? It is a bacterial disease passed from animal to human that thrives in warm, tropical areas and can live for long periods in fresh water and mud. It is not spread through

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Operation Mosquito Control

Transmission Zika may also be transmitted from mother to child in utero or by unprotected sex.     Prevention: Wear protective clothing Long pants, long sleeves, shoes, and socks Use insect repellent (DEET works best) Avoid areas with high mosquito activity

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Sun’s Out, Fun’s Out

It’s that time of the year again. Schools out and summer is in session. Don’t let preventable illnesses ruin their summer, or yours. Make the most of your family time without having to care for a sick child. Keep the

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Will You Be Ready?

It’s Been a Long Time Coming… Be Hurricane Ready. Tips for preparedness: Make a written list of contact numbers Keep information up-to-date Consider including recent photos of family members Make a Family Plan How do we contact each other? Where

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Hurricane Preparedness

We must remember the past so that we can be prepared for the future.

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