Syracuse, N.Y. - Onondaga County Health Department reported today the first two human cases of West Nile in the county.
County Health Commissioner Dr. Indu Gupta says the two individuals were treated at the hospital and both have been discharged and are recovering at home.
West Nile virus is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito and is considered to be endemic, or widespread, in Central New York. D
1 in 5 individuals who are infected develop symptoms including headaches, joint pains, high fever, vomiting, diarrhea or rash.
There is no vaccine or specific treatment for West Nile.
Gupta says even though the number of Mosquitoes are down this time of year..pools are still testing positive and people should take precautions to avoid being bitten.