Erie County Health Department

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In light of recent flood causing weather conditions in parts of western New York the Erie County Department of Health is reminding people to be aware of health and safety risks when cleaning up their flooded basement.

The Erie County Health Department is warning residents about an outbreak of Norovirus -- more commonly known as the "stomach bug" -- this winter.

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There has been one confirmed human case of the West Nile virus in Erie County. 

County health officials said Thursday an adult was hospitalized, but has been since released to recover at home. 

The Health Department is warning residents to take precautions against mosquitoes that carry the disease.  Director of Public Health Dr. Scott Zimmerman says the drier than normal summer has not flushed out standing water, allowing mosquitoes to breed.

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