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More Mosquitoes Carrying West Nile

County continues to find infected insects.

More mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus have been found in the area.
The Suffolk County Health Department said disease-ridden insects were found in 10 samples, including in Huntington, Northport, East Northport, Huntington Station and Greenlawn. The 10 samples were collected Sept.11-12. 

West Nile virus, first detected in birds and mosquito samples in Suffolk County in 1999 and again each year thereafter through 2012, is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito.

“The confirmation of West Nile virus in a mosquito pool indicates that the virus is actively circulating within the mosquito population,” said Dr. Tomarken. “While there is no cause for alarm, we urge residents to cooperate with us in our efforts to contain the spread of the virus which can be debilitating to humans.”

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