The season’s first batch of mosquitoes infected with the West Nile Virus has been detected in Ramapo, health officials said. The mosquitoes were collected during the week of July 1 as part of Rockland’s regular surveillance program. The virus is passed between infected birds and mosquitoes. People can get the disease if bitten by an infected mosquito. The virus has been detected in Rockland every year since 1999.
No West Nile positive mosquitoes have been detected so far this year in Westchester or Putnam. Yet.
Virus levels generally peak in late August.