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N.Y. Has 1st Human West Nile Case This Year

NEW YORK (AP) ― Health officials say a 66-year-old Long Island resident has the first confirmed case of West Nile virus in New York state this year.

Officials in Nassau County say the woman became ill on July 5. She is recovering at her New Hyde Park home.

Her symptoms included headache, weakness, fever and blurry vision.

So far this year, seven mosquito pools have tested positive for West Nile in Nassau County.

No confirmed human cases have been reported in New York City. But the city’s Health Department has found mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.

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