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Eastern Equine Encephalitis


Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is a rare but serious disease caused by a virus and spread by infected mosquitoes. The disease most commonly affects people and horses. Symptoms of EEE typically occur 4 to 10 days after a bite from an infected mosquito. Read more about EEE. Learn how to Drain & Cover to prevent mosquitoes from breeding and living around your home.


Vibrio Vulnificus


Vibrio Vulnificus is a bacterium in the same family as those that cause cholera. It normally lives in warm seawater. Vibrio Vulnificus can cause disease in those who eat contaminated seafood or have an open wound that is exposed to seawater.


Visit the following links for more information


Vibrio Vulnificus fact sheet (9mb; pdf)


CDC: Vibrio Illness

Video: Dr. Carina Blackmore on Vibrio Vulnificus

Fairfield Drive is Closed

Florida Department of Health in Escambia County’s (DOH-Escambia) Fairfield Drive location sustained major damage in the April 2014 flood. The Health Department office on Fairfield Drive is closed for repairs until further notice.

Visit DOH-Escambia's Flood Relocation 2014 web page for more information.

Make an Emergency Plan

Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed.


Visit the following links for more information:


Florida Emergency Preparedness Guide


Hurricane and Severe Weather Information


Immediate Communicable Disease Reporting and Public Health Emergencies:

Phone: 850-595-6683

Fax: 850-595-6268

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