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disease-carrying mosquitoes

Sen. Charles Schumer wants the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to alert medical professionals in the U.S. about the possibility that anyone who traveled to the World Cup might have potentially contracted the chikungunya virus. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer Concerned World Cup Fans Returning To U.S. Might Bring Back Mosquito-Borne Virus

Schumer is asking the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue a health alert to medical professionals in New York and around the country for identifying, treating and containing the chikungunya virus.

06/22/2014

Asian Tiger mosquito (file)

Warm Weather Brings Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes To Rockland, Westchester Counties

It’s tricky business trying to tame a tiger — the Asian tiger mosquito, that is. The daytime biting, disease-carrying vector first turned up in Rockland County last summer, and it’s feared that the mild winter spared many eggs.

03/27/2012