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Florida Department of Health in Seminole County Celebrates National Public Health Week

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Sanford, Fla. This week, April 1 - 7, the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County (DOH-Seminole) is acknowledging National Public Health Week (NPHW). NPHW presents an opportunity for communities across the United States to reflect on the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our health. Among the week's activities, DOH-Seminole joins No Limit Health and Education and the City of Casselberry for the 5th Annual Live, Work, Move Seminole 5K & Kid's Dash on Saturday, April 6th starting at 7:30 a.m. at the South Seminole Middle School Park located at 101 S. Winter Park Drive, Casselberry, Florida 32707. To register please visit www.seminolecohealth.com.

With the increase in measles cases across the US, the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) is urging Floridians and visitors who have not been immunized to get vaccinated. Although measles was thought to be eradicated in the United States in 2000, the disease has reappeared in recent months in the form of outbreaks in several states. The Centers for Disease Control and Health Protection defines a measles outbreak as three or more cases. As of April 17, 2019, one measles case has been reported to FDOH.

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Hepatitis A Virus is a vaccine-preventable form of infectious hepatitis.

1. Hepatitis A is contagious and can harm your liver.

2. Prevent the spread of hepatitis A. Talk to your health care provider about getting vaccinated.

3. The hepatitis A vaccine is safe and effective.

The Hepatitis A information line is available to the public to answer questions regarding Hepatitis A activity in Florida. The information line is available Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm EST during normal business hours. The toll free number is 1-844-CALL-DOH (844-225-5364)

You may email your questions to: HepA@flhealth.gov

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