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DOH-Hillsborough Celebrates Disease Intervention Specialists

By Kevin Watler, Public Information Officer

October 02, 2020

Hillsborough County, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County (DOH-Hillsborough) would like to recognize all our Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS). Today is National Disease Intervention Specialist Recognition Day.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognizes DIS as the “backbone of public health.” DIS ensure individuals infected with or exposed to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) – such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, hepatitis, HIV, human papillomavirus (HPV) or trichomoniasis or Tuberculosis – are tested and treated. Additionally, DIS are at the forefront when responding to emerging health threats, such as Zika and COVID-19.
DOH-Hillsborough DIS:


• Rubina Altreche
• Karla Castillo
• Telesia Chaney
• Wayne Harrison
• Myesha Heredia
• Rachel Hutton
• Lauren Kelley
• Monique Lee
• Peta Gay Linton
• Elmarys Maldonado
• Sherell Nichols
• Yves Raymonvil Revolte
• Deloris Samuel-Wyatte
• Michael Vaughn
• Yomika Walker
• Miyisha Wall
• Allison Wallen
• Bevin Zamore

DOH-Hillsborough offers confidential STD testing at little or no cost. For more information or to make an appointment, call (813) 307-8000.

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