Nearby: West Nile Mosquitoes Found in Huntington

New samples uncover virus in mosquitoes around Huntington.

This article was written by Pam Robinson.

Twelve more mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus in Suffolk County, including several in the Huntington area.

The samples, all Culex pipiens-restuans, were collected July 16-17 and were infected with the disease: Huntington (1), Greenlawn (1), Northport (3), East Northport (1). The rest were found in other parts of Suffolk: Nesconset (1), Holtsville (1), Selden (1), Farmingville (1) and Aquebogue (2). 

There is no sign of human infection, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services said. 

Last week, the department reported finding West Nile in samples taken July 9.

West Nile virus is transmitted to humans and some animals through the bite of an infected mosquito, the state Department of Health noted.  West Nile virus was first found in New York State in 1999. Since 2000, 490 human cases and 37 deaths of West Nile virus have been recorded around the state.


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