Long Island Has First Human West Nile Case Of Year

HUNTINGTON, NY (WCBS 880) – A Huntington man is the first human on Long Island to contract the West Nile Virus this year.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall On Long Island

The Suffolk County Health Department says the man was sick for five days and his symptoms included fever, body aches, swollen glands, and a skin rash.

He has fully recovered.

Doctors say if you see dead birds on your property, that could be a sign of the West Nile Virus.

To report dead birds in Suffolk County, call the West Nile Virus hotline at 631-787-2200 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday – Friday).

The virus is spread from infected mosquitos.

Since 1999, seven people have died in the county from the illness.

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One Comment

  1. NoMansLand says:

    “Doctors say if you see dead birds on your property, that could be a sign of the West Nile Virus”, which would be most amazing considering that hundreds of birds are dropping from the sky at the same instance (not to mention millions of fish dying at the same time) so I find it amazing that a (natural) virus can co-ordinate its attacks like that, and that mosquitos are so interested in dead birds and dead fish. More likely, in light of the fact that pharma scientists are currently devising bird flu vaccines with man-made DNA sequences, to counter the H5N1 lab virus, and then announcing they expect an avian flu outbreak/pandemic in the near future (like when it accidently escapes from the lab as happened with the H1N1). I’m truly skeptical and quite shocked that the general public is buying-into such ridiculous and bogus explanations.
    Anybody have a reasonable and scientific theory on this?

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