Published: Oct 23, 2010 8:38 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 23, 2010 5:38 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - Residents in Brevard County are being alerted to take extra precautions against mosquitoes after a woman was hospitalized with the West Nile virus.

The Brevard County Health Department says the 48-year-old woman has been placed in intensive care with high fever, severe headaches and disorientation.