West Nile case in Yonkers, NY

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — Westchester County health officials say a Yonkers man is hospitalized with West Nile virus.

The Journal News (http://lohud.us/19KQrbW ) says it’s the first confirmed case this year in the Lower Hudson Valley.

The unidentified, 73-year-old man was infected in mid-August.

Health officials searched the area near his home but found no signs of mosquito breeding. Several nearby catch basins had been treated earlier in the season with larvicide. They’ve been treated again as a precaution.

The disease can cause brain inflammation.


Information from: The Journal News, http://www.lohud.com

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