Suffolk reports first human case of West Nile virus this season

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Suffolk County is reporting the first human case of West Nile virus of the season.

Health officials say the patient is a Town of Babylon resident.

The person is over 55 years-old and has been hospitalized since August 19 with symptoms consistent with West Nile virus.

Health officials say it's important to eliminate any standing water on your property.    

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