TIOGA COUNTY (WBNG) — Triple-E positive mosquito pools are now being reported in Central New York and health officials here are on alert.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis, commonly known as Triple-E, is a rare disease that’s recently been reported in nearby states and now Central New York.
A state-wide department of health report found 20 Triple-E positive mosquito pools in Onondaga, Oswego and Suffolk counties.
“Triple-E is a mosquito borne illness and there is no cure for it, the only way to keep yourself from getting it is prevention,” said Jessica Casolite with the Tioga County Public Health Department.
The Tioga County Public Health Department says using bug spray with deet is the best way to protect yourself.
Symptoms include body aches, fever chills, and vomiting. While no cases have been confirmed here, health experts say you should call your doctor if you’ve been bitten by a mosquito and have symptoms.