West Nile is , and on Thursday county officials announced that 46 additional mosquito samples in Suffolk County tested positive for the virus. Affected mosquitos have been found as far east as Mattituck on the North Fork.
In South Shore communities, and in the Huntington area, spraying is underway to control the mosquito population, and there is no word yet on whether the county plans to spray on the North Shore of Suffolk.
According to the county, most people infected with West Nile virus will experience mild or no symptoms, but some can develop symptoms such as high fever, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, vision loss, numbness and paralysis.
So, with so many mosquitos testing positive, we're wondering what steps locals are taking to protect themselves and their families.
Let us know in the comments.