TEXT SIZE:
Friday August 22, 2014
Media contact:  Paul Butler, Public Information Officer
Office: (352) 589-6424, x 2237; Cell: (352) 516-4491
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Florida Department of Health in Lake County Issues a Rabies Alert for the Mount Dora Area of Lake County and Reminds Residents of the Importance of Animal Vaccinations

 Mount Dora – Aaron Kissler, Administrator of the Florida Department of Health in Lake County has issued a Rabies Alert for the Mount Dora Area of Lake County.  This is in response to a fox which tested positive for rabies on Friday, August 22, 2014.

All residents and visitors in Lake County should be aware that rabies is present in the wild animal population and domestic animals are at risk if not vaccinated. The public is asked to maintain a heightened awareness that rabies is active in Lake County. Alerts are designed to increase awareness to the public, but they should not give a false sense of security to areas that have not been named as under an alert.

The recent rabies alert is for 60 days. The center of the Rabies Alert is at Mount Dora Area and includes the following area boundaries in Lake County:

·         North boundary- Highway 441
·         South boundary- Lakeshore Drive
·         East boundary- Greenway Drive
·         West boundary- David Walker Drive

Monday, August 4, 2014
Media Contact: Paul Butler –  Public Information Officer
Office: (352) 589-6424  Cell: (352) 516-4491
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it                                                                               

If You Are Ready to Quit Tobacco – Help is FREE
Six Week Program Begins in August

Lake County – The Florida Department of Health in Lake County (DOH-Lake) in collaboration with the Central Florida Area Health Education Center (AHEC) will offer free classes at the following locations:

Monday – August 18th
Weekly classes for six weeks (participants must attend all six classes)
August 18th – September 22nd  
6:30 – 8:00 PM
National Training Center
(Across from Southlake Hospital)
1935 Don Wickham Dr.
  Clermont, FL 34711

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Media Contact: Paul Butler, Public Information Officer
Office: (352) 589-6424 Cell: (352) 516-4491
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 The Florida Department of Health in Lake County Reminds Residents On The Importance of Remembering to “Drain and Cover”

 Lake - The Florida Department of Health in Lake County reminds residents and visitors that it is important to "Drain and Cover”.   The Florida Department of Health (DOH) works with partner agencies, including the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, mosquito control agencies, and state universities year-round to monitor for the presence of illnesses carried by mosquitoes including West Nile virus infections, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, St. Louis encephalitis, malaria, Chikungunya and dengue.  The Department encourages everyone to take simple precautions to protect themselves and their neighbors from mosquito-borne illnesses which have received increased attention recently in Florida. 

"A simple and easy way to prevent mosquito-borne illnesses is to follow the "Drain and Cover” method,” said Dr. Celeste Philip, Deputy Secretary for Health and Deputy State Health Officer for Children's Medical Services.  "Drain water from any containers around your home, cover your skin with clothing and mosquito repellent and cover doors and windows with screen to keep mosquitoes out of your home or business.”

Page 1 of 6
You are here: Press Releases
  • Get Fit Lake Access Florida Medical Reserve Corps Hometown Health TV Lake County Florida Lake County Childrens Services
    Florida Department of Health Florida Discount Drug Program Tobacco Free Florida County Health Rankings Umatilla Clinic