Polk reports case of West Nile Virus

September 23, 2014 8:22 PM

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Polk reports case of West Nile Virus

Bartow, Florida -- A woman has been is the first case of West Nile Virus in Polk County, the Florida Department of Health reported Tuesday. It is the seventh case in Florida.

"Avoiding mosquito bites is the key to preventing infection with West Nile Virus and other mosquito-borne diseases," said Dr. Ulyee Choe, director of the FDOH-Polk. "Floridians and visitors are encouraged to take precautionary measures to help reduce the chance of being bitten. Remember to drain and...

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