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West Nile Hits Home and Getting Worse

CDC says West Nile cases on the rise across the nation. What should be done to curtail its spread?

West Nile Hits Home and Getting Worse West Nile Hits Home and Getting Worse West Nile Hits Home and Getting Worse

Both at home and across the nation Wednesday, the renewed concerns that an infect insect's bite can lead to severe illness or even death.

Nassau County confirmed a human case of West Nile, contracted by The woman was hospitalized by is recovering. It's the second confirmed Long Island case this summer.

Nassau County issued the warning and included steps homeowners can take to minimize their exposure.

Meanwhile, the announced an even more dire warning:

The CDC reported 693 cases of West Nile Virus disease have been reported in humans this year, including 26 deaths, nationwide. It is the highest number of cases reported to the CDC through the second week in August since 1999, when the virus was first detected in the United States.

One person on Long Island.

Both Nassau and Suffolk counties have tested for infected mosquitos and Is that enough, or should more be done?

What's your take on this issue? Should more be done, or is there nothing to stop this threat?

Do you think the danger is overblown, or are you taking it seriously?

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