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Blue Cross and Blue Shield Florida Names the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund its July Winner

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Florida Names the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund its July Winner

BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF FLORIDA

NAMES THE AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER RELIEF FUND

THE JULY WINNER OF “THE PURSUIT” SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST

 

Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, Florida Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, and Special Olympics Florida Named August Pursuit Nominees

 

Mosquitoes are Here, Five People Infected With West Nile Virus

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Duval County Health Department confirmed three new human cases of West Nile Virus Tuesday, bringing this year's total to five.  There's concern more people will get sick.

Englewood resident Natasha Calhoun keeps her five children inside most of the evening.  She said, "We barely, we don't come outside."  They only go for a short walk each evening.

Dr. Bob Harmon, the director of the Duval County Health Department, said five cases so far this year is a high number.  He added, "And they're the only cases in Florida, so we're on high alert."

Local Restaurants, Movie Theater Concession Stand Closed After Roaches Found

Local Restaurants, Movie Theater Concession Stand Closed After Roaches Found

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Three Jacksonville businesses were  temporarily closed in mid-July after reports of "roach activity."

According to our news partner The Florida Times-Union inspectors noted more than 130 dead and live roaches at Mimi's Sports Bar in Atlantic Beach. East Buffet on Jacksonville's Westside was also cited for improper food storage and numerous dead and live roaches.

Nearly 60 roaches, dead and alive, were found after an inspection of the San Marco Theatre's concession stand. They closed on a Friday afternoon and were able to reopen on Saturday afternoon.

Owners of Mimi's told First Coast News they fired their pest control company and spent $1200 to fix their problems. They reopened after two days.  

Mosquito-borne Illness Alert for Duval County

Mosquito-borne Illness Alert for Duval County

The Duval County Health Department (DCHD) has issued a mosquito-borne illness alert for Duval County. Human cases of West Nile Virsus (WNV) have been confirmed and there is a heightened concern that additional residents will become ill. The most recent case involves a 52 year-old female resident.

Symptoms of West Nile virus may include headache, fever, fatigue, dizziness, weakness and confusion.  Physicians should contact their county health department if they suspect an individual may meet the case definition for a mosquito-borne illness. Florida Department of Health (DOH) laboratories provide testing services for physicians treating patients with clinical signs of mosquito-borne disease.

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Mosquitoes: More this Year than Last Year?

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --  Peggy Munsey and her dog Gunner head out for their morning run each day, and every time, there's a pesky disruption.

"Yeah, they're very bad in this area," said Munsey.

The mosquitoes around her Clifton Road neighborhood in Jacksonville are unbearable and her neighbors agree it's the worst they've seen.

Jacksonville's Mosquito Control is tracking increasing calls for service on maps. In May, there were about 300 calls for service.  In June, that number doubled, and already in July, calls for service have exceeded 600.

"It's very irritating.  I was just talking to a neighbor yesterday and said, can you call the mosquito people because I've already called them twice," said Munsey.

Richard Smith, mosquito control superintendent, said he thinks the number of service requests will top 5,000. "That's a lot of service requests," he said.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Names the PACE Center for Girls June Winner of "The Pursuit"

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Names the PACE Center for Girls June Winner of "The Pursuit"

BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF FLORIDA NAMES THE PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS JUNE WINNER OF “THE PURSUIT” SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST

The American Red Cross, Florida Holocaust Museum and USO Named July Pursuit Nominees

 

Jacksonville, FL – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc. (BCBSF) has named the PACE Center for Girls the June winner of its The Pursuit social media campaignThe PACE Center for Girls is a community-based, gender-responsive prevention, diversion and early intervention program serving girls, ages 12-17, in 17 locations across Florida.