The Escambia County Health Department has confirmed another human case of West Nile Virus in the area, Tuesday. It will make the third case in the area for this year.
The virus is spread to humans through bites from infected mosquitoes. Officials have said this season’s particularly wet weather appears to be contributing to mosquito activity. Health officials said the news of a third infection indicates a very high risk of other people in the area becoming infected.
Health Department Associate Director Dr. Susan Turner said that since most people who contract the virus have few to no symptoms, it is likely that there are numerous unreported cases in the area. The health department has not released the locations of the reported cases.
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