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Miami-Dade Now Reports Over 50 Cases Of West Nile Virus After 5 New Cases Announced

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Mosquitoes carry West Nile virus, which can infect birds, horses, people and many other species.

The number of West Nile virus cases has surpassed 50 in Miami-Dade County. Now the county's health department is working to implement prevention measures against furthering the spread.

Miami-Dade County has now seen more than 50 reported cases of West Nile virus this year, health officials say. Five more cases have been announced.

On Friday, the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County announced five more human cases of West Nile virus infection from local transmission in Miami-Dade residents. This brings the county’s total to 54 cases in 2020.

The county has been placed under a mosquito-borne-illness alert. Miami-Dade’s first two cases of West Nile virus were detected in May, both in county residents and through local transmission.

Read more from our news partner at The Miami Herald.