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Giuseppe Totino

Giuseppe Totino, 86, of Whitestone, was hospitalized for two weeks with West Nile virus (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Clean-Up Continues At Abandoned Queens Lot Blamed As Breeding Ground For West Nile-Carrying Mosquitos

Giuseppe Totino, 86, was hospitalized for nearly two weeks and diagnosed earlier this month with West Nile, said his family physician, Dr. Joseph Mollura, of Whitestone.

09/17/2011

Giuseppe Totino, 86, of Whitestone, was hospitalized for two weeks with West Nile virus (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Elderly Whitestone Man Blames West Nile Virus On Abandoned Property

After 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera first reported the story, CBS 2 tracked down owner Pedro Somoza, who took full responsibility for the property and apologized to the family.

09/16/2011