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West Nile virus detected in Staten Island

Stagnant water and trash are breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

Stagnant water and trash are breeding grounds for mosquitoes.  (Getty Images)

The New York City Health Department has detected West Nile virus in some Staten Island mosquitoes, myFOXny reported.

The virus turned up for the first time in the borough this season.

The health department says it has increased surveillance activity in response.

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