Published: Sep 19, 2012 8:49 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A Florida Panhandle county says one person has died after becoming infected with West Nile virus. Dr. John Lanza of the Escambia County Health Department tells the Pensacola News Journal that the patient was a county resident. There have been 10 cases of West Nile in Escambia this year. Neighboring Santa Rosa County on Tuesday confirmed its second case of West Nile. Health officials are warning residents to reduce their exposure to mosquitos, which can infect humans with the virus.