West Nile Virus Present In Rockland

County Executive Ed Day along with County Health Commissioner Patricia Schnabel Ruppert released a statement on Friday alerting residents that the New York Department of Health in Rockland County confirmed that a group of mosquitos collected on June 15 from the Town of Clarkstown tested positive for the West Nile Virus. Ruppert stated that vigilance and testing would be conducted with regularity through the summer season. “Health Department mosquito control teams will continue to treat all known mosquito breeding sites, including those near these positive mosquito pools. Larval control activities will continue throughout the summer.” A bite from a mosquito infected with West Nile can cause infection and serious illness with the greatest risk posed against individuals over 50 years of age. Those infected with the virus may present symptoms mimicking a very mild flu which may develop into complications such as neurological diseases. To prevent mosquito breeding sites, eliminate any standing water on your property, from drinks left outside, covered pools, recycling containers, gutters, and ponds. If you think you are presenting symptoms of West Nile Virus, see your doctor right away.

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