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Four human cases of the West Nile virus confirmed in Collier County

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Posted at 5:06 PM, Oct 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 17:06:09-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla — The Florida Department of Health in Collier County says four human cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed in the county.

They issued a mosquito-borne illness alert for Collier County on Thursday.

DOH-Collier says there is a heightened concern that additional people will become ill.

They are continuing to advise the public to remain diligent and continue their mosquito protection efforts.

DOH-Collier says to remember to "Drain and Cover" and that Drain standing water to stop mosquitos from multiplying.