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Posted on July 24, 2012 with No Comments
Just yesterday we posted tips about mosquitoes and west nile virus and today this New York news article came across that West Nile Virus has been detected in Southhampton New York.
The West Nile virus — a mosquito-spread infection that is potentially deadly in severe cases — was detected in Southampton during Suffolk County Health Services’ latest round of testing.
Mosquito samples were collected July 10 through 12 throughout the county, and 15 tested positive, the department reported Friday.
According to Suffolk County Health Services, West Nile virus was first detected in birds and mosquitos in Suffolk in 1999 and again each year thereafter. It is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito.