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2020 West Nile-Advisory

By Candy Sims

August 05, 2020

August 4, 2020


HEALTH OFFICIALS ISSUE MOSQUITO-BORNE ILLNESSES ADVISORY


Contact:   Candy Sims, Public Information Office


Candy.sims@FlHealth.gov


Fort Lauderdale, FL The Florida Department of Health in Broward County (DOH-Broward)


today confirmed a locally-acquired case of West Nile Virus.
While the source of the infection remains unclear, the individual is a resident of Broward County. 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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