Another Human West Nile Case Confirmed
September 19, 2012
Another human case of the West Nile Virus was confirmed Tuesday in Santa Rosa County, bringing the two-county area total to 12 cases and one death.
“The confirmation of a second case of West Nile virus in our county means that it is extremely important for people to follow the recommended precautions,” Sandra Park-O’Hara, administrator for the Santa Rosa County Health Department.
Residents are advised to attempt to avoid going outside between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are the most active, to use a mosquito repellent and to wear protective clothing. Residents should also work to remove any standing water around the outside of their homes.