Human case of West Nile confirmed in Washington County

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Fla. (WTVY) -- The Florida Department of Health in Washington County (DOH-Washington) has advised residents there has been an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of Washington County. A human case of West Nile illness has been confirmed and there is a heightened concern additional residents will become ill.

One horse has tested positive for West Nile virus infection. The risk of transmission to humans has increased. DOH-Washington and Mosquito Control continue surveillance and prevention efforts.

DOH-Washington reminds residents and visitors to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes and to take basic precautions to help limit exposure.

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