West Nile virus found in counties in Illinois, New York & Massachusetts and 3 more cases confirmed in Florida

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:

  • Jackson County, Illinois
  • Rockland County, New York
  • Boston and Watertown, Massachusetts

Three more cases of West Nile fever have also been confirmed in Duval County, Florida, bringing the number of known cases in Duval County to 5.

Travellers should be aware that the West Nile fever virus is fairly widespread in the USA. To avoid exposure 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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