Mosquito-Borne Illness Alert in Miami-Dade After 2 More West Nile Infections

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The Florida Department of Health placed Miami-Dade County under a mosquito-borne illness alert after two more people were confirmed to have West Nile virus infections.

The two new cases of West Nile virus infection of local transmission brought the total infections to 26 in 2020, officials said Tuesday.

West Nile is most commonly spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. There are no vaccines to prevent or medications to treat West Nile infections in people.



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