Potentially deadly West Nile virus resurfaces in Westchester

The West Nile virus has resurfaced in New Rochelle and Mount Vernon where mosquitoes tested positive for the potentially deadly disease.

The Westchester County Health Department is urging residents across the county to take extra precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Health department officials say they are increasing mosquito surveillance and are placing larvacide in catch basins to prevent more mosquitoes from developing.

People 50 years and older are most at risk of developing West Nile virus. The only human case of the virus in New York this season was reported in July in Putnam County.

Related link Westchester County Department of Health

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