Mosquitoes Infected With West Nile Found in Huntington

Mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus were found recently  in the Town of Huntington, the Suffolk County Department of Health said Friday.

The mosquitoes, all Culex pipiens-restuans, were found in Cold Spring Harbor (2), Greenlawn (1) Northport (1), Copiague (2), West Babylon (1) West Islip (1), and Bay Shore (1).

So far this summer, 46 mosquito samples and four birds have tested positive for West Nile virus.

West Nile virus, first detected in birds and mosquito samples in Suffolk County in 1999 and  every year since,  is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito.

Most people infected with West Nile virus will experience mild or no symptoms, but some can develop severe symptoms including high fever, headache, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, vision loss, numbness and paralysis. 

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