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Health Officials Report 10 West Nile Virus Cases In Miami

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The health department placed Miami-Dade under a mosquito-borne illness alert

As the number of COVID-19 cases are rising in Miami-Dade County, health officials are also warning residents of a mosquito-borne infection. 

Health officials said late Thursday that 10 more cases of West Nile virus have been detected in Miami-Dade County. That brings the total number of cases reported to 14. 

Officials said the cases have been contracted through local transmission. 

The health department placed the county under a mosquito-borne illness alert. 

Symptoms of the virus include fever, headaches, pain and fatigue. Officials say people with mild symptoms typically recover in about a week.