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2020-2west-nile-virus

By Candy Sims

August 24, 2020

August 24, 2020
HEALTH OFFICIALS ISSUE MOSQUITOBORNE ILLNESSES ALERT
~Additional Human Case of West Nile virus Illness Confirmed
Contact:
Candy Sims, Public Information Officer
Candy.Sims@flhealth.gov


Fort Lauderdale, FL – The Florida Department of Health in Broward County (DOHBroward)

today issued a mosquito-borne illness alert for Broward County. Human case(s) of West Nile virus have been confirmed and there is a heightened concern that additional residents will become ill. DOH-Broward and Broward County Mosquito Control Division continue surveillance and prevention efforts. West Nile virus (WNV) is the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the continental United States. It is most commonly spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito.
There are no vaccines to prevent or medications to treat WNV in people.

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