Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile in Orange Co.

Mosquitoes in Greenwood Lake have tested positive for West Nile virus, according to the Orange County Health Department.

Mosquitoes in Greenwood Lake have tested positive for West Nile virus, according to the Orange County Health Department. (7/22/15)

GREENWOOD LAKE - Mosquitoes in Greenwood Lake have tested positive for West Nile virus, according to the Orange County Health Department.

Officials released the information Wednesday. The samples were taken last week. This is the first time since 2012 that mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile in the county, according to health officials.

Symptoms of West Nile virus can mimic a cold, but severe cases can cause brain damage and hospitalization. No West Nile-related illnesses have been reported in Orange County so far this year.

Health professionals recommend covering up and using bug spray.

The county will continue to test and spray to keep mosquitoes at bay.

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