NEW YORK - State health officials are urging New Yorkers to protect themselves against mosquito bites.
A four-year-old girl in Oswego County died of a rare brain infection from Eastern Equine Encephalitis. The disease is carried by mosquitoes.
The child is the fifth person in 40 years to die from the virus in New York State. To protect yourself, the State Health Department says use insect repellent outdoors and wear long pants and long sleeves.