It's Mosquito Season: Westchester County Provides West Nile Info

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Westchester had two recorded cases of West Nile Virus, a disease carried by mosquitoes, in the 2013 calendar year.
Westchester had two recorded cases of West Nile Virus, a disease carried by mosquitoes, in the 2013 calendar year. Photo Credit: Centers for Disease Control

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Just about everyone enjoys getting outside more as the days get longer and warmer as summer approaches. But it also means the start of the mosquito season in Westchester County.

Westchester had two recorded cases of West Nile Virus, a disease carried by mosquitoes, in the 2013 calendar year.

To help protect themselves, residents should remove anything that might hold standing water, such as wheelbarrows, buckets and old tires and report standing water that cannot be removed to 914-813-5000.

Here's more in a West Nile Watch report on westchestergov.com.

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I understand that info about West Nile and prevention is important but it seems that Lyme Disease and its co-infections are a greater threat to Westchester County, affecting thousands each year. We live in an endemic area, yet we have Doctors not educated in recognizing it, treating it, or knowledgable about chronic lyme. Entire families are ill from this disease and many more misdiagnosed. Much more than two cases. http://www.ilads.org/lyme/about-lyme.php