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West Nile Returns To The Big Apple

Cases of West Nile continue to turn up on Long Island.

Cases of West Nile continue to turn up on Long Island.

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NEW YORK (CBS 2) — Three more cases of West Nile were confirmed in the New York area.

Two Staten Island women and a Bronx man have been hospitalized with the virus.  The Bronx man was the first case in the City.

This comes on the heels of a public health threat declared in Nassau County after record numbers of mosquito sites tested positive for the virus.

Both Nassau and Suffolk Counties began spraying.

“We’re spraying not to prevent mosquitoes, this is not for nuisance mosquitoes, but because West Nile can be a debilitating and deadly disease,” said Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein, Nassau County Deputy Health Commissioner.

Last month a woman from New Hyde Park came down with New York State’s first human case of West Nile of the year.