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NY: West Nile Cases Reported

NY: West Nile Cases Reported

(WENY)--- New York health officials want you to be aware that there are mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus or Eastern Equine Encephalitis in the state.

Two human cases of West Nile virus have been identified in Staten Island. Another identified in a horse in Oneida County.

Most people infected with the mosquito-borne virus either show no symptoms or suffer a flu-like illness. A small number develop a serious illness that can lead to neurological damage.

EEE cases have been identified in 15 pools of mosquitoes in Oswego and Chautauqua counties. There have been no human cases in New York.