JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Duval County Health Department has confirmed two new cases of the West Nile Virus in Jacksonville.
The most recent cases involve a 31-year-old male and 83-year-old female. Duval County has 22 confirmed cases of West Nile in 2012.
The mosquito-borne illness alert is still in effect in Jacksonville.
One in 150 people infected with West Nile will develop serious illness. Symptoms can include high fever, headache, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, vision loss, numbness and paralysis. These symptoms may last several weeks and neurological effects may be permanent.
DCHD continues to advise the public to "Drain and Cover." Drain standing water from your yards. Cover your skin with clothing or repellent.