Tag Archives: Mosquito-Borne Disease

First Human Case of West Nile Virus in Onondaga County for 2019

Onondaga County Health Commissioner Dr. Indu Gupta announced today that the first case of human West Nile virus infection for 2019 was reported in an adult residing in the town of Salina. The patient is still hospitalized and in stable condition. West Nile virus is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito and is… Read more >

Spraying of the Cicero Swamp Rescheduled to Tuesday, September 3rd

Due to public safety issues related to events over the holiday weekend, Onondaga County Health Department has rescheduled the aerial spraying of the Cicero Swamp and immediate surrounding areas to Tuesday, September 3, 2019 after 6:00 pm. Onondaga County Health Commissioner, Dr. Indu Gupta explained that, “We appreciate the public’s patience as we consider many… Read more >

Spraying of the Cicero Swamp Postponed Due to Wind Conditions

Onondaga County Health Department has postponed the aerial spraying of the Cicero Swamp and immediate surrounding areas until Saturday, August 31, 2019 due to wind conditions. Onondaga County Health Commissioner, Dr. Indu Gupta explained that, “New York State pesticide regulations prohibit the aerial application of pesticides in high wind conditions. We will continue to monitor… Read more >

Spraying of the Cicero Swamp Postponed and Additional Findings of Viruses in Mosquito Pools

Onondaga County Health Department has postponed the aerial spraying of the Cicero Swamp and immediate surrounding areas until Thursday, August 29, 2019 due to unfavorable weather conditions. Onondaga County Health Commissioner, Dr. Indu Gupta explained, “I appreciate the public’s patience with our having to postpone aerial spraying. Please be reassured that spraying will take place… Read more >

Spraying of the Cicero Swamp Scheduled for Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Due to the recent findings of EEE virus in mosquitoes in the Cicero Swamp area, aerial spraying of the Cicero Swamp and the immediate surrounding areas will take place on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 after 6:00 pm, weather permitting. If weather or wind conditions are unfavorable on Tuesday, the spraying will be conducted on the… Read more >

Mosquitoes Found Positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Viruses

Onondaga County Health Commissioner, Dr. Indu Gupta, was notified by the New York State Department of Health Wadsworth Laboratory today that mosquitoes from a trap located on Route 298 in the Cicero Swamp area in the town of Cicero have tested positive for both Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEEV) and West Nile virus (WNV). Dr.… Read more >

Protect Yourself from Diseases Caused by Ticks and Mosquitoes

The Onondaga County Health Department is encouraging residents to protect themselves from mosquito and tick bites. Health Commissioner Dr. Indu Gupta reminds residents, “Now that warmer weather has finally arrived, it is important to consistently use personal protection measures to reduce the risk of mosquito and tick bites that may transmit West Nile virus (WNV),… Read more >