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Mosquitoes Bearing West Nile Virus Caught In Staten Island & Queens

Mosquitoes Bearing West Nile Virus Caught In Staten Island & Queens

(Lauren Evans) It's that time of year again! Time for grilling, swimming and getting assaulted by West Nile-carrying mosquitoes, that is. The Department of Health reports that it's located the season's first instance of the disease in the Pomonok neighborhood in Queens and the Huguenot Beach neighborhood on Staten Island. Happily, no humans have been infected...yet.

Despite the ominous implications, not everyone who gets bitten by an infected mosquito will feel the effects of West Nile. That being said, those with a predilection for hanging out in swampy environments around dusk, their sweaty limbs unencumbered by protective clothing, should see a doctor if they start feeling fever-like symptoms like headache, fever, fatigue or weakness.

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