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West Nile virus

Two human cases of West Nile virus are reported in Suffolk County

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The first two cases reported this season were both people over age 50 who reside in the Town of Islip, the Suffolk County health commissioner said. Both fell ill in August, were hospitalized, discharged and are recovering.

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.

Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus confirmed in new mosquito samples in Manorville

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County health officials announced Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus was confirmed in five new mosquito samples in Manorville and West Nile virus was confirmed in 22 mosquito samples throughout Suffolk, including Riverhead.

Suffolk health officials report first human case of West Nile Virus and more positive mosquito samples

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Fifteen new mosquito samples in Suffolk County have tested positive for West Nile virus, the county health department announced yesterday. The samples were collected between...

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.

West Nile virus returns to Suffolk in 2018

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County health officials have confirmed West Nile Virus in nine mosquito samples in Suffolk so far this year. Health officials urge residents to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites, which can transmit the virus.

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.
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Suffolk health official reports first two human cases of West Nile this year

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Most cases of West Nile produce mild symptoms and many probably go unreported, Dr. James Tomarken said.
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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.

Suffolk health commissioner: Manorville horse infected with West Nile virus

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This finding doesn’t indicate an increased human risk for West Nile virus, the county health commissioner said, but the agency is increasing surveillance in the area.
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