Suffolk County has seen an testing positive for the West Nile virus this year.
To date, according to the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, a whopping 77 mosquito samples have tested positive for the virus, plus eight birds.
No equine cases have been reported; however, New York state is currently investigating one human case that's being considered as probable for West Nile virus.
The individual, said the SCDHS, was hospitalized for several days and has fully recovered. Confirmation of West Nile virus will be dependent on the results of further testing, health officials said.
To combat the spread of mosquitoes and the virus, the County has been spraying Fire Island quite frequesntly, and .
Among the residents and readers of West Islip Patch, the reaction is mixed.
Some have commented the are terrible this year, and the entire area needs to be sprayed.
Others have said they don't want the pesticide to be sprayed, and noted they're more concerned about the side effects.
So, what do you think? Are you more concerned about the mosquitoes or the spraying? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.