Pomona, NY - First West Nile Virus Found in Rockland Mosquitoes
Pomona, NY - The fist pools of mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile virus this year in Rockland County have been confirmed by the State Health Department, County Health Commissioner Dr. Joan Facelle said Monday.
Four pools of adult mosquito samples tested positive for the virus – one in the Town of Ramapo, one in the Town of Haverstraw and two in the Town of Clarkstown.
The mosquitoes were collected during the week of July 18 as part of the county’s ongoing West Nile virus surveillance efforts.
There have been no human cases of the virus in Rockland.
Facelle said health department mosquito control teams will continue to treat all known mosquito breeding sites, including those near those positive pools. Larval control activities will continue throughout the rest of the summer.
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