Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Monroe County

The Department of Public Health is reporting the Monroe County's first human case of West Nile Virus this year.

Officials say this is the time of year when the risk of West Nile to humans is highest. It continues until the first heavy frost. 

You are advised to cover exposed skin when mosquitoes are active and use insect repellent. People over the age of 50 and those with chronic illness are at highest-risk for serious illness.

Seventeen cases of West Nile have been reported this year across New York State, as of September 16th.

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