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Goshen, N.Y. – As a result of the continuing monitoring of Orange County’s mosquito population by the Orange County Department of Health, a mosquito pool carrying the West Nile virus was found in the Village of Goshen. This is the second positive mosquito pool found this season in the County, the first was found in the Town of New Windsor in July.
“ Residents should remember that even though summer is winding down, mosquito season is not over. Continue to protect yourselves and your families against mosquito bites,” said Orange County Health Commissioner, Alicia Pointer, DO, MPH, FAAP. Residents should wear appropriate clothing, consider repellant sprays when outdoors, and check their property for any pooling or stagnant water.
Mosquitoes can breed in any stagnant water that lasts more than four days. To reduce the mosquito population around your home and property, Orange County Executive Neuhaus reminds you to take the following steps to reduce or eliminate standing water:
For more information on mosquito prevention or protection, call the Orange County Department of Health at 291-2332.