West Nile found in central NY mosquito pool

FILE- West Nile virus has been found in a central New York county.
FILE- West Nile virus has been found in a central New York county.

SULLIVAN, N.Y. (AP) - West Nile virus has been found in a central New York county.

The virus was found a week ago in a mosquito pool sample in the Madison County Town of Sullivan, which borders northeast Onondaga County and Oneida Lake, just east of Cicero Swamp. County officials say it's the first case this year.

State health department officials say there have been reports of West Nile in eight counties and three New York City boroughs.

The virus tends to be spread by mosquitoes that bite birds carrying the disease and then bite humans or other mammals. Symptoms include sudden high fever, muscle pains, and a headache that worsens.

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