Suffolk reports fifth case of West Nile
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The Babylon resident, who is younger than 55, was hospitalized in early October and has since been discharged, health officials said.
Of the other four people, all in various stages of recovery, one is an Islip resident older than 55; one a Town of Babylon resident younger than 55; one a Huntington resident older than 55 and one a Brookhaven resident younger than 55.
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Following New York State Health Department guidelines, Nassau and Suffolk do not release potentially identifying details, such as age and specific community, about people who contract the virus, officials said.
The virus is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito.