West Nile Virus

Bay County health officials are reporting an additional human case of the West Nile Virus. They’re urging residents to remain diligent in protecting themselves from mosquitoes.

West Nile Virus Found in Bay County

Sep 8, 2016

The Florida Department of Health in Bay County has confirmed the presence of the West Nile virus.

Hillsborough County has confirmed its first case of West Nile Virus in a human this year.

The Florida Department of Health confirmed a case of the West Nile Virus, a mosquito-borne disease, in Volusia County Wednesday.

  Health officials are expecting more cases, and warn residents to get rid of standing water and wear protective clothing.

Most West Nile Virus infections are mild, but about one percent of cases can cause permanent neurological damage, paralysis and even death. There is no treatment or vaccine for the virus.

The Florida Department of Health has confirmed the first case of West Nile Virus for 2015. The case comes from Walton County.

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