New logo for Holmes County approved

Published: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 10:13 PM.

The board also approved of their annual Health Department Core Contract for 2012-13.

Holmes County Extension Agent Shep Eubanks came to ask citizens of Holmes County to be careful when working outside because the threats of mosquitoes are still great.

“A human case of West Nile Virus has been confirmed,” said Eubanks. “The patient states that though she normally spends much of her time indoors, she recently spent two day hunting in Washington County and was bitten many times by mosquitoes. The risk of transmission to other humans and animals has increased.”

The health department is continuing to conduct statewide surveillance for mosquito borne illnesses, including West Nile virus infections, Eastern equine encephalitis, St. Louis encephalitis, malaria, and dengue.

Residents of Florida are encouraged to report dead birds via the web site for Surveillance of Wild-bird Die-offs located at

Greg Barton of the Holmes County Emergency Medical Services informed the board that there would be a Blood Drive held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, in front of the EMS building on State Road 90.

The board approved Inmate Catastrophic Coverage Renewal and Goodman recommended that next year the contact be bid out.

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