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More mosquito samples test positive for West Nile virus

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Eleven mosquito samples in Suffolk County have tested positive for West Nile virus, the county health department announced today.

More West Nile Virus found in mosquito samples, including locations in Aquebogue, Jamesport and Southold

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Eighteen new mosquito samples in Suffolk, including samples taken from locations in Aquebogue, Jamesport and Southold, have tested positive for West Nile Virus, Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken announced Friday afternoon.

Is the battle to control vectors — and the diseases they spread — winnable?

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Long Island is now considered "ground zero" for Lyme disease and once-exotic viruses and other infections are gaining a growing foothold. How goes our struggle against these vectors and the costly and deadly illness they bring with their bites? In two understated words: not well.

County vector control plans aerial pesticide application in Manorville and Calverton tomorrow for mosquito control

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The measure is in response to the confirmed incidence of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in a mosquito sample from the Manorville area.
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West Nile virus found in North Fork mosquito sample; 63 positive samples collected in Suffolk so far this year

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The Southold sample was the first positive mosquito sample reported by the Suffolk County health department this summer.
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County announces aerial larvicide spraying plans June 21-22

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Suffolk County plans aerial larvicide spraying of marshlands across the county today and tomorrow, the county health department announced yesterday afternoon.
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County to begin spraying local marshes

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Suffolk County will begin treating salt marshes across the county this week to control mosquito larvae, the county health department announced Tuesday afternoon.
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Aerial larvicide applications continue in Suffolk, including locations in Riverhead

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Suffolk County vector control continues aerial larvicide applications to control mosquitoes in salt marshes across the county today and tomorrow, including locations in Southold and Riverhead towns.
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County plans aerial larvicide applications on North Fork this week

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As more mosquito samples and birds test positive for West Nile and a mosquito believed capable of transmitting Zika virus reported to be active in Suffolk, the county vector control division plans more aerial larvicide applications.
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Suffolk health official announces more West Nile-positive mosquito samples, advises early closing of three parks

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Suffolk County health officials are advising three parks to suspend all activities between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. due to the presence of West Nile virus in mosquitoes. The virus also turned up in 17 other locations across the county.
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