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Zika Virus

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Zika fever is a mild febrile illness caused by a mosquito-borne virus similar to those that cause Dengue and Chikungunya virus infection. Approximately 80 percent of people that become infected with Zika virus have no symptoms. Zika infection rarely triggers paralysis (i.e., Guillain-Barré Syndrome).  

The Florida Department of Health invites you to join us in the effort of teaching more people hands-only CPR. September 29, 2016 is World Heart Day. On this day, the Department of Health in Orange County along with other agencies will join forces to bring awareness and training to the communities we serve. The use of CPR dates all the way back to 1740, yet even today, most Americans don’t know how to perform it. Given properly and immediately to sudden cardiac arrest victims, CPR can save Lives! JOIN OUR EFFORTS! For more information please contact: Elizabeth.Hamlett@flhealth.gov

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