West Nile Virus Report in Rockland County

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announced the summer season’s first case of west nile virus. The unnamed patient who is over 50 years of age, was hospitalized on September 6, citing fever and weakness in his lower extremities. It was later uncovered that he tested positive based on laboratory findings and symptoms. Mosquito breeding sites have been monitored and eliminated throughout the county by the Health Department, however the public is encouraged to do their part in riding standing water on their property. Most who become infected with the virus will not present any symptoms with only 20% coming forward with mild symptoms including fever, headache, body ache, skin rashes, and swollen lymph glands. Rare cases of severe infection include high fever, stiff neck, muscle weakness, confusion, tremors, and paralysis. Generally, treatment of symptoms is all that is necessary however those who are at increased risk should carefully monitor bite symptoms and see a doctor right away.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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