The Duval County Health Department has confirmed 2 additional cases of the West Nile Virus in Duval county, bringing the 2011 total to 16 confirmed cases.
The most recent cases involve a 61-year-old female visitor and a 57-year-old male resident.
Charles Griggs with the Health Department is urging everyone to remain vigilant, and remember to "drain and cover." Remove all standing water from around your home in places where it can collect, such as trash cans or bird baths. Also make sure to cover legs and arms with long sleeves, especially when going outside. Use mosquito repellant with DEET as well.
Griggs says September is a very busy time for mosquito breeding, so it's important that everyone, especially those at a higher risk for contracting the West Nile Virus, take precautions.