Cases of West Nile Virus confirmed in northern Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Duval County health officials say they have confirmed five cases of West Nile Virus.

In a statement issued Tuesday, officials asked physicians who see symptoms of the mosquito-borne illness to contact the Duval County Health Department.

The most recent cases reported to the department were two women and a man. They range in age from 49 to 64.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, symptoms of West Nile include fever, headache, neck stiffness, body aches or a rash on the stomach, chest or back. ( )

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