Florida Department of Health in Washington County warns of health risks related to floods

Published: Friday, May 2, 2014 at 01:48 PM.

Hygiene-Basic hygiene is very important during flooding. Always wash your hands with soap and water that has been boiled or disinfected and cooled. Hands should be washed before preparing or eating food, after using the bathroom or changing a diaper, after handling uncooked food, after playing with a pet, after handling garbage, after tending to someone who is sick or injured, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing, after helping in flood cleanup activities, and after handling items contaminated with flood water or sewage.

For more information, please contact the Florida Department of Health in Washington at (850) 638-6240 or visit www.FloridaHealth.gov or www.floridadisaster.org.

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