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Florida Department of Health Encourages Kids To Be a Hero and ‘Spill The Water!’ To Fight Mosquitoes

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Tallahassee, Fla.—The Florida Department of Health is educating Florida’s youth on mosquito bite prevention and enlisting their help in the fight against mosquito-borne illnesses in a new campaign that encourages kids to “Spill the Water!”

Taking part in sports yield benefits for children including improved physical health and the development of valuable life skills.

A new study put together last month by the Council of Economic Advisers states kids who participate in sports develop better life skills and are more likely to build positive relationships with adults and other kids.

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Hurricane season is here, and the Florida Department of Health in DeSoto County urges all residents and visitors to make preparations ahead of any storm that comes our way. Please visit www.ready.gov for information on how to create a go-kit and a template for a family plan. Being prepared is the best way to keep everyone safe and have a less stressful hurricane season.

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