OSWEGO COUNTY N.Y. -- An Oswego County man is recovering from West Nile virus. County health officials say the elderly man became ill last month.
The virus is carried by mosquitoes. Several pools in Oswego County tested positive for the virus all summer long.
Health officials say it's a reminder that people need to take precautions to reduce mosquito bites. People above the age of 50 run a higher risk of contracting the disease.