FORT MYERS — A southwest Florida man died and another was hospitalized after contracting the mosquito-borne West Nile virus.
Collier County health officials urged residents to use mosquito-repellent.
Symptoms include fever, rash, headache, fatigue, weakness and dizziness.
Officials encourage residents to protect themselves by avoiding the outdoors at dusk and dawn, when the bugs are more active; wear clothing that covers most of your skin; and use mosquito repellent with DEET. Also, check around your home to get rid of standing water, where mosquitoes lay eggs.