Florida is under a malaria alert, and there are now more cases of the mosquito illnessHealth officials have confirmed two new cases of malaria have been contracted in Southwest Florida as a statewide health advisory for the mosquito-borne illness remains in effect. All six cases were reported in Sarasota County, with the most recent two confirmed the week of June 25-July 1. Health officials confirmed finding three mosquitoes carrying the parasite in Sarasota County in early June. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should seek medical help within 24 hours of symptoms, health officials say. Sarasota and Manatee counties remain under a malaria health alert that was issued on June 19.