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Orange County health department issues West Nile advisory

Orange County health department issues West Nile advisory

The Orange County health department has issued a health advisory for mosquito-borne illnesses, after several chickens tested positive for the West Nile virus. The presence of virus in the chickens means that the virus is here and the risk of infections among humans has increased.  The majority of people who are infected with the West Nile virus have no symptoms, but those with mild to moderate illness develop symptoms including headache, fever, fatigue and pain.  The illness was first reported in Florida at the end of July in Walton County. So far, there have been four confirmed human cases of West Nile virus infection in the state. Health department's basic...

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