Long Island officials take steps to prevent West Nile
NEW YORK (WABC) -- Long Island officials are taking no chances against the threat of the West Nile Virus.
More than 20 new West Nile-positive mosquito samples have been found in Nassau County and 11 more Suffolk.
As a result, Suffolk County is closing Southaven County Park from 6 p.m. To 8 a.m.
Mosquito bites are more likely from dusk to dawn.
Nassau declared a public health threat to make it easier to put mosquito control measures in place.
Online: Nassau County's West Nile page
Reducing Exposure to Mosquitoes
If you think you have symptoms of West Nile virus, see your doctor right away. The most common symptoms are headache, fever and extreme fatigue. For more information about West Nile virus, and how to avoid it, visit the Health Department website at www.nyc.gov/health or call 311.
Information on West Nile virus surveillance is available at http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/wnv/wnvrrs.shtml/a>.
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