Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – The State Health Department has confirmed that another pool of mosquitoes collected in Onondaga County reveals evidence of West Nile virus.
The pool was collected on Island Road in the town of Cicero.
The Onondaga County Health Department says three new human cases of West Nile virus have been reported. They say all three people were briefly hospitalized, but all are recovering.
The health department is warning residents to take precautions against mosquitoes.
Residents should keep their yards free of standing water and be aware of which times of day mosquitoes are most active, between dusk and dawn.
People should also wear shoes and socks, long pants, and long-sleeved shirts when outdoors.
Applying a mosquito repellent containing DEET, Picaridin, Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus, or IR3535 is also recommended to prevent mosquito bites.