West Nile virus
With confirmed cases of West Nile virus around the Tri-State area, health officials are concerned about the large amounts of standing water and flooding left by hurricane-turned-tropical storm Irene.
The unidentified Hempstead resident reportedly suffered a mild case of the virus and is recovering. The person is between 40 and 50 years old. A Stamford, Conn. resident has also tested positive.
Nineteen new mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus in Suffolk County.
A Huntington man is the first human on Long Island to contract the West Nile Virus this year.
The Health Department says a 50-year-old man from Hamilton Township developed symptoms in July. He was not hospitalized and is recovering at home.
Hot weather is the primary reason for the abundance of mosquitos that have been trapped and infected with West Nile Virus this summer.
Mosquitos collected in the Eltingville Section of Staten Island are the first in the city to be found carrying the West Nile virus this season.
The first infected mosquitoes have been found in Bridgeport and state entomologist Dr. Theodore Andriotis says the spring rains and flooding have brought a bumper crop of mosquitoes.
Summer is just over a month away and something to help keep us safe from mosquito-borne illness could be nixed.
Connecticut’s public health commissioner says researchers have stopped testing for the West Nile virus for the season.
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) — The West Nile virus has claimed its first victim this year in Suffolk County. The Suffolk County Department of Health Services says Thursday that a Brookhaven resident, who had an underlying […]
State health officials are reporting New Jersey’s first death this year of a patient who tested positive for the West Nile virus.
NORTH HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) – West Nile virus has claimed its second victim this year in Nassau County. The County Health Department said Friday a North Hempstead resident over the age of 85 has […]
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut health officials say two people who were hospitalized for encephalitis have now been diagnosed with West Nile Virus. The Department of Public Health on Friday identified the people as Bridgeport […]
NEW YORK (WCBS 880/AP) – Nassau County is reporting its first death blamed on the West Nile Virus. The county health department says the victim was a North Hempstead resident over the age of 80. […]