Potentially Life-Threatening Mosquito-Borne Illness Lands in New York City Infecting 3, Possibly 4
Health officials announced Wednesday that three human cases of West Nile virus have been detected in New York City. Of the three infected, two were in Queens and one in Manhattan. A fourth possible case is being investigated on Staten Island.
“We are working to prevent West Nile as much as possible through public education, treating marshy areas and spraying for mosquitoes,” the city’s Health Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan said in a news release.