West Nile Virus Confirmed in Amherst, NY
The wet weather that we had early in the summer raised some concern about the mosquito population. The Erie County Health Department has confirmed that West Nile has been found.
The CDC clarifies West Nile on their site and how you can stay safe during mosquito season.
About 1 out of 150 infected people develop a serious, sometimes fatal, illness. You can reduce your risk of WNV by using insect repellant and wearing protective clothing to prevent mosquito bites.