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Health Officials Issue Mosquito-Borne Illness Alert

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The Florida Department of Health in Duval County (DOH-Duval) has confirmed one (1) human case of West Nile Virus infection. This additional human case increases the concern for transmission. This case brings the total number of cases in Duval County to seven (7). 

City of Jacksonville Mosquito Control and DOH-Duval continue surveillance and prevention efforts. Health officials caution not to focus on the specific location of cases as the mosquitos that can spread West Nile Virus can travel five or more miles and birds infected with West Nile can go even farther.  DOH-Duval urges Duval County residents to remain diligent in their personal mosquito protection efforts by remembering to “Drain and Cover.