West Nile Virus Update - January 1, 2002 - December 31, 2002

July 28, 2003 -- NYC reported a positive human for 2002 (Staten Island 1) that had onset in August of 2002.

Note of clarification: Encephalitis or severe neurologic symptoms may not be present in all lab-positive human, bird, and mammal specimens. A number of birds and mammals with no clinical signs of West Nile infection are tested as asymptomatic surveillance specimens.

Total number of West Nile virus positive specimens for New York for the year: 1410 dead birds, 445 mosquito pools, 45 live birds, 36 horses, 83 humans (5 deaths), and 2 squirrels.

County total West Nile virus positive results in 2002 are:

Dead Birds - 1410
Counties:
Albany 137
Allegany 1
Broome 30
Cattaraugus 7
Cayuga 14
Chautauqua 23
Chemung 20
Chenango 5
Clinton 8
Columbia 12
Cortland 14
Delaware 6
Dutchess 44
Erie 18
Essex 2
Franklin 2
Fulton 2
Genesee 14
Greene 3
Herkimer 8
Jefferson 17
Lewis 5
Livingston 12
Madison 9
Monroe 48
Montogomery 5
Nassau 14
NYC 140 (Bronx 43, Brooklyn 26, Manhattan 5, Queens 40, Staten Island 26)
Niagara 21
Oneida 44
Onondaga 64
Ontario 17
Orange 23
Orleans 8
Oswego 36
Otsego 9
Putnam 13
Rensselaer 30
Rockland 138
Saratoga 14
Schenectady 24
Seneca 18
St. Lawrence 6
Steuben 6
Suffolk 180
Sullivan 9
Tioga 2
Tompkins 14
Ulster 19
Washington 4
Wayne 10
Westchester 67
Wyoming 9
Yates 6
 
 
Mosquito Pools - 445
Counties:
Albany 1
Broome 8
Dutchess 1
Erie 4
Nassau 38
NYC 189 (Bronx 26, Brooklyn 17, Manhattan 6, Queens 48, Staten Island 92)
Niagara 14
Onondaga 16
Orange 12
Rockland 80
Suffolk 34
Warren 3
Westchester 45
 
 
Live Birds - 45
Counties:
Monroe 1
NYC 44 (Queens 15, Staten Island 29)
 
 
Horses - 36
Counties:
Albany 3
Broome 1
Cayuga 1
Chautauqua 2
Erie 1
Livingston 3
Monroe 6
Niagara 2
Onondaga 1
Ontario 1
Orange 1
Orleans 1
Saratoga 6
Suffolk 4
Washington 2
Wayne 1
 
 
Human Cases - 83 (5)*
Counties:
Broome 7
Clinton 1
Erie 9
Monroe 2
Nassau 11
NYC 30 (3)* (Bronx 9, Brooklyn 2, Manhattan 2, Queens 12, Staten Island 5)
Onondaga 5
Orleans 1
Saratoga 1
Schenectady 3
Suffolk 8 (2)*
Wayne 1
Westchester 3
Yates 1
* Number in parentheses indicates number of deaths
 
 
Others - 2
Counties:
Albany 1 (Gray Squirrel)
Schenectady 1 (Gray Squirrel)