The goal of this program is to prevent occurrences of mosquito borne illnesses in humans by providing information about West Nile Virus and other mosquito borne diseases, as well as how to avoid mosquito bites.
Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is a rare but serious mosquito-borne disease. Swampy areas in counties east of Cayuga County, such as Oswego County, historically have had some EEE virus activity in horses as well as in a few species of mosquitoes.
The best way to protect yourself from EEE is to keep mosquitoes from biting you.
The New York State Department of Health is no longer testing birds for West Nile Virus. West Nile Virus is present in all areas of New York State. If you find a dead bird:
Cayuga County Health Department, 8 Dill Street, Auburn, NY 13021 Phone: (315) 253-1560
Email us with questions