Mosquitoes continue to spread in NY West Nile


As of August 21, 2018, a total of 45 states have reported 231 cases of West Nile virus disease in people by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Almost 80 percent of people infected with WNV will not become ill.

A total of 134 human cases of West Nile virus were diagnosed in CT residents before 2018. Those symptoms include headache, high fever, neck stiffness, disorientation, coma, tremors, seizures or paralysis. There are no reported West Nile Virus cases in humans in 2018.

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DOH-Nassau continues to urge residents and visitors to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes and to take precautions to help limit exposure.

Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellents. Check for ingredients like DEET, Picaridin, or Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus.

Dress in long sleeves and trousers when you are outside and spray thin clothing with repellent.

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- Keep grass cut short and shrubbery trimmed around the house so adult mosquitoes will not hide there. More information about insect repellents can be found here.

REPEL - When outdoors, wear shoes and socks, long trousers and a long-sleeved shirt, and apply insect repellent that contains DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR 3535, according to label instructions. Take extra care to use repellent and protective clothing from dusk to dawn or consider avoiding outdoor activities during these times. "Since mosquitoes breed in shallow pools of water, more rainfall means more places to lay eggs". Use your air conditioning, if you have it. Make sure that your doors and windows have tight-fitting screens to keep out mosquitoes.

Monitoring for West Nile virus includes laboratory tests for mosquito batches, dead crows, blue jays, and robins, as well as testing humans with West Nile virus-like symptoms.

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