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Health department: 10 more cases of West Nile virus detected in Miami-Dade

That brings the total number of cases reported in the area to 14.

MIAMI — As the number of COVID-19 cases is rising in Miami-Dade County, health leaders are also warning people of a mosquito-borne infection. 

The health department 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. 

Authorities 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. Health leaders say people with mild symptoms typically recover in about a week. 

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