West Nile virus detected in Suffolk

Suffolk County health officials say the West Nile virus has been detected in the area. A mosquito sample from Patchogue has tested positive for the

PATCHOGUE - Suffolk County health officials say the West Nile virus has been detected in the area.

A mosquito sample from Patchogue has tested positive for the virus, which is potentially deadly to humans.

Officials say no people, birds or horses in the county have tested positive this year so far.

Last year, six people died on Long Island after contracting the virus.

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