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West Nile Virus Turns Up In Mosquitos In Westchester

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Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus have been found in Westchester County, New York. County health officials are reminding residents to remove standing water and use repellents.

The Westchester County Health Department says this season’s first batches of mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus were detected in Elmsford, Hastings, Mount Vernon and Rye. The areas surrounding the positive mosquito batches were being inspected Wednesday by the Health Department, and nearby catch basins that hold standing water will be treated to protect against further mosquito breeding. To date, these are the first positives out of 166 batches of mosquitos collected from 11 locations throughout Westchester that were tested for West Nile Virus by the state Department of Health and were analyzed on Tuesday.

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