A total of 15 cases of West Nile have now been confirmed in Duval County.
The Duval County Health Department confirmed four more cases in the most recent batch of reports. This came from a 59-year-old man, 69-year-old man, 39-year-old female and 56-year-old female. There is a mosquito-borne illness alert for Duval County.
The Health Department is continuing to encourage you to “Drain and Cover” for your own protection. This includes draining standing water from garbage cans, gutters, pool covers, etc where mosquitoes often gather and breed. You should also cover your skin with clothing or repellent with DEET.
Symptoms of West Nile Virus can include high fever, headache, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, vision loss, numbness and paralysis. The elderly and anyone with a compromised immune system are especially at risk.