West Nile virus evidence found in Cicero
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ONONDAGA COUNTY, N.Y. -- Health officials in Onondaga County are urging people to continue taking precautions against mosquitoes after more evidence of the West Nile virus was found. The Health Department says evidence of the virus was collected from mosquito traps on Island Road and Route 298 in Cicero.
Health commissioner Cynthia Morrow says we're nearing the end of mosquito season, but that the community should remain cautious until the first hard frost.
Mosquitoes are most active between dusk and dawn. If you're going to be outside, officials say you should cover up and use a mosquito repellant. You should also eliminate standing water to reduce breeding grounds.