The West Nile Virus was found in a Suffolk County mosquito sample. Suffolk County Department of Health announced Thursday, that a sample collected in Bay Shore on July 9, 2020 tested positive for the virus. Officials say this is the first mosquito sample to test positive for West Nile virus in Suffolk County this year.
Most people infected with West Nile virus will experience mild or no symptoms, but some can develop severe symptoms including high fever, headache, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, vision loss, numbness and paralysis.
To report mosquito problems or stagnant pools of water, call the Suffolk County Department of Public Works’ Vector Control Division at 631-852-4270.
For further information on West Nile virus, visit the Department of Health Services’ website.
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