Another Local West Nile Case

September 25, 2012

A third case of the West Nile Virus has been reported in Santa Rosa County, bringing the  two-county area total to 13 cases and one death.

Three human cases have now been reported in Santa Rosa, while 10 cases with one fatality have been reported in Escambia County. A death from West Nile was also reported in Okaloosa County.

Health departments in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties have said the chances of more West Nile infections remains high.

Area 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.

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