BABYLON, N.Y. (CBS 2) — Two new cases of West Nile were confirmed on Long Island.
Suffolk County health officials said both patients were elderly women from Babylon.
One woman was being treated at a hospital, the other at a physical rehabilitation center.
Elsewhere on Long Island, cases have been confirmed in a man from Huntington and a woman from New Hyde Park.
Both Nassau and Suffolk Counties were spraying to limit West Nile infection. “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.