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MOSQUITO-BORNE ILLNESSES

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Jacksonville, FL- The Florida Department of Health in Duval County (DOH-Duval) today issued a mosquito-borne illness alert for Duval County. A human case of St. Louis Encephalitis has been confirmed and there is a heightened concern additional residents will become ill. This is the first reported case of St. Louis Encephalitis in Florida since 2003. Symptoms are similar to those for West Nile Virus infection including fever, headache, fatigue, dizziness, weakness, and confusion. Most people have no symptoms.