The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County has received notification of a probable case of West Nile virus infection in an Escambia County resident. According to the Department of Health, there is a heightened concern that other county residents and visitors may become ill from being bitten by an infected mosquito.
The Escambia County, Florida Mosquito Control Division and DOH Escambia continue surveillance and prevention efforts. DOH-Escambia reminds residents and visitors to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes and to take basic precautions to help limit exposure to mosquito-borne illnesses.
Additionally, the Department of Health continues to conduct statewide surveillance for mosquito-borne illnesses, including West Nile virus infections, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, St. Louis Encephalitis, Malaria, Chikungunya and Dengue.