Monroe County has reported its first case of West Nile Virus this year.
Health officials say it's common this time of year, but it follows a recent death in the Syracuse area.
The Monroe County Health Department said he person who was infected with was middle aged and had spent time in an area with plenty of mosquitoes two to three weeks ago.
The Health Department said that person has recovered but it wants to make sure people are aware.
News 8/FOX Rochester News caught up with some people enjoying the early evening in Highland Park.
On a summer evening at dusk, you are more likely to find mosquitoes nipping.
Some people haven't noticed.
"It's just the summer is so dry, there wasn't that much I didn't think," said Bill Bradley, who spends time outdoors
"I am around outdoors all of the time, I have not been bitten very much at all," said Michael Towsley, who works outdoors.
But what happens if you do get bit and that mosquito has West Nile?
"The risk of West Nile kind of runs a range from no symptoms at all to mild flu-like symptoms," said John Ricci, a spokesperson for the Monroe County Health Department.
The Health Department said its the first case in the county since 2009.
They said the person developed flu-like symptoms and went to the doctor.
"They were aware that there were a lot of mosquitoes that were biting and then some days later developed these symptoms of headache and body ache," said Ricci.
The Health Department said only about 1% of cases can result in death if symptoms develop into encephalitis or meningitis.
Those most at risk are people over 50 and those with chronic illness.
"The fact that it can happen kind of puts it on our radar screens so we want our residents to know so they need to be careful," said Ricci.
The advice is to wear insect repellant or long clothes.
"I don't like chemicals on me so I keep moving and go home and take a shower," said Bradley.
"I think education is working by telling the public to be aware but I don't think we should panic," said Jan Towsley.
Health officials said they just want people to know what to do if they get symptoms.
you find that you are not getting better, that your headaches are
getting worse or you are possibly developing a stiff neck, that's the
point in time when you really want to seek medical care," said
Health officials also recommend to get rid of any standing water, which allows for mosquitoes to lay eggs.
It's expected that mosquitoes will die off by the first heavy frost.