Mamaroneck Mayor Norm Rosenblum says a local man, 72, has been infected with West Nile Virus and is believed to have been infected on Melbourne Avenue. He also has a form of leukemia, which makes him more susceptible with a weaker immune system.
“His condition is improving,” says Rosenblum. “He is conscious but cannot speak, but has acknowledged his family present in the room. They expect him to be where he is for at least one more week before he will be transported to White Plains Hospital.”
This is the second case reported this year in Mamaroneck. A third case was reported in New Rochelle.
Earlier, Rosenblum sent us the following email:
Please be aware that I have received a message that a West Nile Virus case has been reported, and it is believed that the cause was a location on Melbourne Ave. in the Village of Mamaroneck. I believe the Westchester County Board of Health will be following up with an investigation of the Melbourne Ave. address.
I also believe this to be at least a second report of a West Nile Virus inciddent occuring in the Village of Mamaroneck. It is important that all take precautions to help prevent conditions which are favorable to mosquito infestation. Please make sure to eliminate any standing water and other situations that favor mosquito breeding.