Newswise — SYRACUSE, N.Y.— A short video that gives people essential information on ways to protect themselves against mosquito-borne illnesses at home and abroad has been produced by Upstate Medical University and the Onondaga County Health Department. The video is available for viewing on the Upstate and Health Department social media networks.

The video features Timothy Endy, M.D., M.P.H., Upstate’s chief of Infectious Disease and a founding member of the Center for Global Health & Translational Science at Upstate, and Indu Gupta, M.D., M.P.H., M.A., F.A.C.P., Onondaga County Health Commissioner.

Viewers will learn to differentiate the types of mosquito-borne illnesses found in Central New York as opposed to those found in other parts of the country and the world; how to protect themselves from mosquito bites and how to mosquito-proof their home environment.

Endy and Gupta also discuss symptoms of mosquito borne illnesses and what to do if you have symptoms; and provide a brief overview of current research into mosquito borne illnesses.

To view the video, visit Upstate YouTube at or Onondaga County Health Department at