There is no elevated risk level or risk-level change associated with this finding.
Catherine Brown said the discovery of the virus carrying mosquitoes is just about on schedule.
West Nile virus is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito.
No human cases of EEE have been reported in Suffolk.
Most people bitten by infected mosquitoes may experience mild flu-like symptoms or no symptoms at all.
Symptoms of West Nile include fever, headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea or rash. In rare cases, severe illness including meningitis, encephalitis, or even death can occur.
People have an important role to play in protecting themselves and their loved ones from illnesses caused by mosquitoes, Dr.
Consider the use of mosquito repellent, according to directions, when it is necessary to be outdoors. Oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under three years of age.
■ Be mindful of peak mosquito hours, which typically fall around early evening or early morning.
Limiting outdoor activity at dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active, or wearing long sleeves and trousers, socks and shoes.
Drain Standing Water. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water.
Installing or repairing window screens. Cleaning eavestroughs, and emptying other things that hold water, ensuring rain barrels are covered and improving landscaping can also help. Risk for contracting the virus varies yearly based on precipitation, temperature and mosquito populations, among other factors. Horse owners should keep horses in indoor stalls at night to reduce their risk of exposure to mosquitoes.
If going outside, use an EPA-approved insect repellent.