West Nile Virus Found in Commack, Huntington Station

Suffolk County health officials reported Friday that 10 additional mosquito samples tested positive for West Nile virus.

The samples, all Culex pipiens-restuans, were collected on Aug. 20 and Aug. 21 from Lindenhurst (1), North Babylon (1), Farmingville (1), Huntington Station (1), and Commack (1), West Babylon (1), North Patchogue(1), and Rocky Point (3). No new mosquito samples have tested positive for Easter Equine Encephalitis (EEE) at this time.

To date, Suffolk County has reported 53 mosquito samples that have tested positive for West Nile virus and six that have tested positive for EEE. Four birds have tested positive for West Nile virus. No humans or horses have tested positive for West Nile virus in Suffolk County this year.

Smptoms may include fever, headache, vomiting, muscle aches, joint pain, and fatigue. There is no specific treatment for West Nile virus. Patients are treated with supportive therapy as needed.

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services continues to ask residents to assist in controlling the mosquito population by eliminating standing water on their property. 

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