North Florida woman dies after contracting West Nile virus

JACKSONVILLE — Authorities say a 57-year-old Jacksonville woman has died after contracting the West Nile virus.

The Duval County Health Department also confirmed Monday her death is the second this year from the mosquito-borne illness.

The Florida Times-Union reports the health department now has 12 confirmed cases of West Nile in Duval County this year. The latest case involves a 43-year-old man.

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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