HUNTINGTON, NY (WCBS 880) – Nineteen new mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus in Suffolk County.
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That brings the total to 50 (along with 19 in Nassau County) and it has residents taking note.
“Everybody is spraying themselves. Anytime we go outside, we spray ourselves with bug spray,” said one Huntington resident.READ MORE: Harlem Man Arrested After Allegedly Punching Woman, Striking 5-Year-Old Child
She’s heeding advice from health officials to make sure any stagnant water around the home, which is where these blood-suckers breed, is dumped.
So far, there has been only one confirmed human case of West Nile on Long Island this season.
Health officials are trying to keep it that way.MORE NEWS: New York Judge Suspends Father's Visitation Rights With Daughter Unless He Gets COVID Vaccine Or Subjects To Weekly Testing
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