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Health Officials Issue Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Alert in Levy County

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Bronson, Fla – The Florida Department of Health in Levy County today issued a mosquito-borne illness alert for Levy County. A case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis has been confirmed in a flock of Emus in the Bronson area and there is a heightened concern residents could become ill.

With the holiday season fast approaching, Florida Health encourages all Floridians to keep food safe by practicing basic food safety measures while preparing meals.

A majority of the reported cases of foodborne illness are caused by bacteria or the toxins produced by bacteria. Bacteria can multiply extremely fast when food is kept at an unsafe temperature (above 41 and below 140 degrees Fahrenheit).

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