Probable West Nile Infection in Hudson Valley

Most people infected with the mosquito-borne virus either show no symptoms or have a mild, flu-like illness

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012  |  Updated 8:47 AM EDT
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New York City health officials say ground spraying to reduce mosquito activity and the risk of West Nile virus will be done in parts of Manhattan Friday. Jonathan Vigliotti has more on what you need to know.
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Health authorities in the Hudson Valley are investigating a probable case of West Nile virus infection.     

The Ulster County health department says the case involves a person who'd traveled out of New York, so it isn't clear if the infection was contracted in the county.     

Most people infected with the mosquito-borne virus either show no symptoms or have a mild, flu-like illness.

A small proportion develop serious illness that can lead to neurological damage.

Investigators have found water bodies with West Nile-infected mosquitoes in southern and central New York this year, but none in Ulster County.

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