West Nile Virus Case Confirmed in Oneida County

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Oneida County health officials have confirmed a case of the West Nile Virus. The county health department says an Oneida County resident recently tested positive for the West Nile Virus. 

The person has a travel history outside the county, but has not exhibited any severe symptoms of the virus. This is the first human case of the virus in Central New York this summer. 

The county continues to monitor mosquito pools on a weekly basis, but have found no evidence of West Nile in those mosquitoes this season. The county says the the risk of contracting the disease from a single mosquito bite..

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