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October 6, 2017

More EEE and West Nile Virus Found

OSWEGO COUNTY - The Oswego County Public Health Department reported that test results received on Tuesday indicated new positive results for both the Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile viruses (WNV).

The report listed two pools as positive for EEE and four pools as positive for WNV on September 18. It also listed two pools as positive for EEE and two pools as positive for WNV on September 25.

"While mosquito counts are low this time of year, they are still active," said Oswego County Public Health Director Jiancheng Huang. "With the nice fall weather, people are out hiking, fishing, and enjoying other outdoor activities. It is very important for them to continue to follow their personal protection practices and to reduce mosquito populations around their homes."

The Oswego County Health Department advises people to:

For more information about protecting your family against mosquitoes, call the Oswego County Health Department at 315-349-3564 or visit the New York State Department of Health's Web site at https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/west_nile_virus/.


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