Chelsea IrizarryJul 13, 2018, 11:48 pm

Suffolk County mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus

Health officials say that while there is no cause for alarm, they advise residents to take precautions

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SMITHTOWN - Health officials in Suffolk County are warning residents and visitors to take precautions after four mosquito samples tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken says that the samples were collected on June 2 and 3 from East Northport, from Blydenburgh County Park in Smithtown, from Belmont Lake State Park in North Babylon and from Heckscher State Park in East Islip.

While saying that there is no cause for alarm, health officials are advising residents to reduce their exposure to the virus by minimizing outdoor activities between dusk and dawn, wearing shoes, socks, long pants and long-sleeved shirts and using mosquito repellent.

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