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More West Nile Virus Cases Reported By The Florida Department Of Health In Miami-Dade

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The Miami Herald
West Nile Virus is a mosquito-borne illness.

Three more cases of West Nile Virus in Miami-Dade have been reported Monday by the Florida Department of Health, bringing this year’s total to 59.

If symptoms such as fever, headache and fatigue occur — and they occur in only about 20% of the people who get West Nile — they tend to happen two to 14 days after the mosquito bite.

Senior citizens and people with damaged immune systems are at a higher risk of dealing with the serious, possibly fatal, symptoms that hit less than 1% of the people who get West Nile.

Read more from our news partner at The Miami Herald.