- First probable human cases of West Nile (WN) virus infection identified in New York City residents during the 2005 mosquito season – both males, age 50 and 54 – with recent travel history outside New York City.
- Five mosquito pools from the Eastchester, Woodlawn, Van Nest, and Baychester neighborhoods of the Bronx have tested positive for WN virus.
- WN viral activity also reported in areas surrounding New York City, with a positive human case in Putnam County, a positive bird in Albany, and positive mosquito pools in Nassau and Erie Counties, and Connecticut.
- The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) reminds providers to report promptly any suspect case of the following syndromes during the adult mosquito season (July 1 - October 31, 2005): all suspected cases of viral encephalitis and viral meningitis and all patients with acute flaccid paralysis or other motor disorders consistent with West Nile virus infection.
Friday, July 29, 2005
From the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene: