West Nile Fever virus is widespread in the USA

Health authorities continue to examine local mosquitoes and report isolations of the virus that causes West Nile Fever. The latest places where the virus has been found include:

  • northern Virginia (Fairfax County)
  • Harris County, Texas
  • Miami-Dade County, Florida
  • Evanston, Illinois

Travellers should be aware that the West Nile Fever virus is fairly widespread in the USA. To avoid exposrue to the virus, travellers should take all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of West Nile Fever.

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