One case of West Nile Virus confirmed in Leon County

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Posted at 12:06 PM, Nov 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-02 08:49:35-04

TALLAHASSEE , Fla. (WTXL) - According to The Florida Department of Health there has been an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of Leon County.

One human case of West Nile Virus(WNV) has been confirmed and officials are concerned more residents will be affected. 

Last month, officials issued a mosquito-borne illness advisory following confirmation of several sentinel chicken flocks testing positive for WNV infection.

The risk of transmission to humans has increased. Leon County Mosquito Control and DOH-Leon continue surveillance and prevention efforts.

DOH-Leon continues to encourage residents and visitors to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes and to take basic precautions to help limit exposure.

To protect yourself from mosquitoes, officials say remember to drain standing water to stop mosquitoes from multiplying. Also cover skin with clothing or repellent.

For a full list of other tips from the health department click here.