ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla.-- The health department is investigating three new human cases of West Nile Virus.
Human West Nile Virus cases are still a concern in Alachua County and it remains under a Mosquito Borne Illness Advisory.
"Although cooler weather has reduced mosquito activity, the risk of disease transmission to humans continues," said Paul Myers, Administrator of the Alachua County Health Department. "Citizens are encouraged to protect themselves against exposure to mosquitoes."
The health department is continuing surveillance and prevention efforts and encourages everyone to take precautions to limit exposure. To protect yourself from mosquitoes, you should remember "Drain and Cover" Drain standing water and cover skin with clothing and repellent.
Florida Department of Health is still conducting statewide surveillance for mosquito-borne illnesses, including West Nile Virus infections, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, St. Louis Encephalitis, Malaria, and Dengue.
For more information, visit DOH's Environmental Public Health website, or call the Alachua County Health Department at (352) 334-7930.