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Mosquito-Borne Illness in Gadsden County, Officials Reaching Out For Help

Posted at 5:30 PM, Jul 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-14 18:54:59-04

QUINCY, FL (WTXL) -- Two animals in Gadsden County have tested positive for a mosquito-borne illness known as Eastern Equine Encephalitis. 

As of last week, a goat and a horse in the county tested positive.

According to the Department of Health, there has been an increase of mosquito-borne illness in Gadsden County. Health officials say that they are working to resolve the issues.

Gadsden County is currently without a Mosquito Control Director and they have reached out to neighboring Jackson County for temporary help with mosquito abatement.