First human case of West Nile Virus reported in Livingston Co. this season

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The Livingston County Department of Health says it has reported its first case of West Nile Virus in a human this season.

The health department says it is working closely with the state and patient in the case.

West Nile Virus is an illness spread by mosquitoes that can cause serious illness in patients and can be fatal.

In Monroe County, last month a patient died after being infected with the disease.

Experts urge residents to take steps to reduce mosquito populations near you, including:

• Dispose of tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots or similar water-holding containers.
• Dispose of used tires. Used tires are a significant mosquito-breeding site. Call your local landfill or
Department of Public Works to find out how to dispose of them properly.
• Drill holes in the bottoms of recycling containers that are kept outdoors.
• Make sure roof gutters drain properly and clean clogged gutters in the spring and fall.
• Remove leaf debris from yards and gardens.
• Turn over wading pools and wheelbarrows when not in use
• Change the water in birdbaths twice weekly.
• Clean vegetation and debris from edges of ponds.
• Clean and chlorinate swimming pools, outdoor saunas and hot tubs.
• Drain water from pool covers.
• Landscape to eliminate standing water that collects on your property.

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