|Published:||Oct 23, 2012 10:18 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 23, 2012 10:18 AM EDT|
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities in Duval County say they've confirmed another case of West Nile virus.
Health officials on Monday said the latest victim is a 39-year-old woman, bringing the total number of cases in the Jacksonville area this year to 26.
West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne illness that can develop into a severe illness.
Symptoms include high fever, headache and muscle weakness. Authorities say symptoms could last several weeks and that neurological effects could be permanent.
Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com
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