The westernmost county in Florida recorded their third human case of West Nile virus (WNV) infection during the past week, according to the Florida Department of Health.
The newest case in Escambia County represents the 11th human WNV case in the Sunshine State.
To date, cases have been reported in the following counties: three each in Escambia and Volusia counties and one each in Alachua, Duval, Leon, Pasco and Polk counties.
In addition, Florida saw an addition 20 imported cases of chikungunya bringing that total to 292. Florida has also reported 11 locally acquired chikungunya cases.
185 of the travel associated cases were due to travel to the Dominican Republic and Haiti, while 60 cases were linked to travel to Puerto Rico.
Health officials also report two additional travel associated cases of dengue fever, bringing that total to 66. Miami-Dade County has seen all 5 of the autochthonous cases of dengue fever in the state this year to date.
Florida is also reporting 50 travel associated cases of malaria, a mosquito borne protozoan parasite.
Statewide, the following counties are currently under a mosquito-borne illness advisory: Alachua, Broward, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Jefferson, Leon, Levy, Lafayette, Marion, Pasco, Polk, Putnam, Santa Rosa, St. Johns, Suwannee and Washington Counties.
Escambia, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, St. Lucie and Volusia Counties are currently under a mosquito-borne illness alert. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page