The Westchester County Health Department notified the village today that West Nile Virus has been detected in nine (9) county-wide mosquito test pools, primarily in southern Westchester. One of these positive results was from the county’s Rye Brook test site in Rich Manor Park.
The village also learned that a Rye Brook resident has been diagnosed as having West Nile Virus. The county’s Acting Commissioner of Health reports that “The Health Department has conducted an environmental assessment near the individual’s home and has found no signs of mosquito breeding activity”.
Residents should refer to the Westchester County web site, www.westchestergov.com/health, for additional information on West Nile virus prevention activities.