Second Case of West Nile Confirmed In Florida

West Nile

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Health officials have issued an alert after a second person has been diagnosed with West Nile virus in Volusia County.

The alert issued Monday urges residents to take extra precaution to avoid mosquitoes. West Nile is most commonly transmitted to human by mosquitoes.

A woman in Volusia County was diagnosed with the virus last month.

Officials have not released the name, age or gender of the latest West Nile victim.

The best way to avoid mosquitoes is to empty all standing water and wear long sleeves, long pants and use mosquito repellant.