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Swimming Advisory For Various Beach Areas

Swimming Advisory For Various Beach Areas

 
The Florida Department of Health in Bay County conducts saltwater beach water quality monitoring in accordance with the Healthy Beaches Monitoring Program. Water samples are collected twice a month between March and October. The samples are analyzed for enteric bacteria that normally inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals, and may cause human disease, [...]

Sales Tax Holiday For Hurricane Supplies Begins May 31

Sales Tax Holiday For Hurricane Supplies Begins May 31

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott, joined by Representative Ritch Workman, local leaders, emergency management personnel, first responders, health and medical professionals, and industry and business representatives, signed House Bill 5601 that cuts more than $121 million in taxes for Florida families and creates a nine-day sales tax holiday for hurricane supplies beginning May [...]

WIC Turns 40.  This Is Not Your Grandma’s WIC

WIC Turns 40. This Is Not Your Grandma’s WIC

Bay County – The federally funded Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, popularly known as WIC, is celebrating 40 years of service. Since 1974, WIC has provided no cost healthy foods, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support, and referrals for health care and community services. These provisions are provided to at-risk, low-income [...]

Health Dept. To Waive Well Water Testing Fees In Areas Of Flooding

Health Dept. To Waive Well Water Testing Fees In Areas Of Flooding

Bay County – Health hazards are a concern when waters become contaminated. Flood waters may contain leaked chemicals and fecal material with disease-causing bacteria and viruses. The State Emergency Response Team and the Florida Department of Health in Bay County (FDOH Bay County) recommends the following precautions to prevent possible illness from flood waters:

• Basic [...]

Rabid Raccon Killed In Panama City

Rabid Raccon Killed In Panama City

Bay County – A raccoon killed in the neighborhood between State Avenue and Stanford Road north of 23rd Street in Panama City has tested positive for rabies.

This is Bay County’s fifth laboratory confirmed rabid raccoon of 2014. A rabid raccoon was captured two weeks ago in the area of E 17th Street and East Avenue [...]

Type 2 Diabetes Support Group Being Formed

Type 2 Diabetes Support Group Being Formed

Bay County – A Type 2 Diabetes Support Group is being formed at the Florida Department of Health in Bay County. The support group will be facilitated by Jo Colville, BSN, MA, CDE, the Diabetes Program Coordinator. The group will meet from 4:00 – 5:00 pm on the first Wednesday of each month starting May [...]

Beach Advisory

Beach Advisory

The Florida Department of Health in Bay County conducts saltwater beach water quality monitoring in accordance with the Healthy Beaches Monitoring Program. Water samples are collected twice a month between March and October. The samples are analyzed for enteric bacteria that normally inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals, and may cause human disease, [...]

Take These Sewage and Well Water Precautions During Flooding

Take These Sewage and Well Water Precautions During Flooding

Sewage System Owners
In periods of heavy rain, your sewage system not functioning properly. If you have a septic system that operates by a dosing pump, it will not function without electricity. You should refrain from using water in your home as much as possible until electricity is restored. Without the pump working, the tanks will [...]

Rabid Racoon Captured In Cedar Grove

Rabid Racoon Captured In Cedar Grove

Bay County – A raccoon captured near the intersection of East 17th Street and East Avenue in the Cedar Grove area has tested positive for rabies.

This is the fourth laboratory confirmed rabid raccoon of 2014. In February, a rabid raccoon was captured near 9th Street and Minnesota Avenue in the City of Lynn Haven and [...]

National Infant Immunization Week Is April 26 – May 3rd

National Infant Immunization Week Is April 26 – May 3rd

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Health will recognize the 20th anniversary of National Infant Immunization Week April 26 – May 3, 2014. The Department reminds parents about the benefits of immunizing children against vaccine-preventable diseases. Immunizations are one of the most effective ways to protect infants and children from potentially serious diseases. Parents should discuss immunization choices with their [...]

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