More Suffolk mosquitoes test positive for West Nile
Two more mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus, bringing the total this year to 210 in Suffolk County, health officials said Friday.
Three human cases have been reported in the county, with all three people either recovered or recovering, the department said. Officials are waiting for word on five additional cases that are likely to be positive for West Nile.
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In Nassau County, where 81 mosquito samples have tested positive, eight people have been infected and one has died from the disease, a county health spokeswoman said.
People contract West Nile through the bite of an infected mosquito.