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DOH-Hernando Recognizes National Healthy Aging Month  

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Stay Intellectually Engaged. Activities such as reading books, playing games, taking a class or learning a new skill enhance memory and cognitive function. According to the National Institute on Aging, people who participate in personally meaningful activities, such as volunteering, say they feel happier and healthier.

The West Central Florida County Health Departments are responding to and monitoring the monkeypox outbreak.

There are cases of monkeypox in at least 43 states and Washington DC. To date, there have been no monkeypox-related deaths outside of endemic countries.

The risk of monkeypox to the general population remains low.

In the event of a monkeypox case, the West Central Florida County Health Departments will conduct epidemiological investigations to notify possible exposures and offer potential post-exposure prophylaxis.

The West Central Florida County Health Departments will offer the monkeypox vaccine to high-risk groups as doses become available from the federal government.

More information on monkeypox.

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