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Onondaga County adult diagnosed with West Nile virus

An adult living in Onondaga County has been diagnosed with West Nile virus, according to the health department.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – An adult living in Onondaga County has been diagnosed with West Nile virus, according to the health department.

The department announced that the person was briefly hospitalized and expects to recover fully.

They said it is the first such case diagnosed in the county this year.

An Oswego County child was also recently diagnosed with the virus.

The health department also reported finding West Nile virus in two locations in mosquito pools in Onondaga County. The pools were collected in the town of Lysander on East Mud Lake Road and also on Midler Avenue in the city of Syracuse.

The health department is warning residents to take precautions against mosquitoes.

Residents should keep their yards free of standing water and be aware of which times of day mosquitoes are most active, between dusk and dawn.

People should also wear shoes and socks, long pants, and long-sleeved shirts when outdoors.

Applying a mosquito repellent containing DEET, Picaridin, Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus, or IR3535 is also recommended to prevent mosquito bites.

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