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The Asian tiger mosquito is known to carry dengue virus. (File/Credit: Getty Images)

NJ Health Officials: 20 Residents Test Positive For Chikungunya Virus; West Nile Found In Mosquitoes

New Jersey health officials are urging residents to protect themselves from mosquito-borne illnesses this summer.

07/29/2014

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Mosquito Danger Higher Than Usual In Connecticut This Year

Experts warned this weekend that the hot weather in recent weeks could mean a greater insect problem this year in Connecticut.

08/03/2013

The Asian tiger mosquito is known to carry dengue virus. (file/credit: Getty Images)

Asian Tiger Mosquitoes Out For Blood During The Day

With all the recent rain, North Jersey is a perfect breeding ground. And experts said the Asian tiger doesn’t need much space.

06/23/2013

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Greenwich Lifts Outdoor Activity Ban As Mosquito Population Dwindles

The town of Greenwich has lifted its ban on outdoor activities at dawn and dusk, the times during the hot weather when mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus are most apt to bite.

10/09/2012

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NYC Health Dept. Sprays For Mosquitos On UWS

The operation is in response to what federal researchers have called the worst outbreak of West Nile since 1999, with 13 cases in New York City, including five in Manhattan.

08/31/2012

Mosquito on a person's hand. (credit: Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

Conn. Medical Expert Warns Human West Nile Cases Likely

At least 40 towns and cities in Connecticut already have mosquitoes that have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

08/16/2012

Mosquitoes (credit: CBS 2)

Mosquitoes Carrying West Nile Virus At Historic High On Long Island

To combat the insect infiltration, Suffolk and Nassau Counties have been spraying mosquito repellant by air and by ground. But that is not without controversy.

08/07/2012

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Connecticut State Entomologist Sounds West Nile Warning

Dr. Theodore Andreadis said the virus has been detected in mosquitoes trapped in 13 towns in lower Fairfield County.

07/26/2012

Mosquito Bite (credit: CBS 2)

West Nile Virus Forces Partial Closure Of Smithtown Park

Blydenburgh Park is being closed at night, which is when the bugs are most active, WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported.

07/24/2012

Mosquito on a person's hand. (credit: Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

West Nile Virus Discovered In Suffolk County

The virus was detected in mosquitoes in Gardiner County Park in Islip, health officials said. Last month, a dead crow found in Northport also tested positive for the virus.

07/03/2012

Buzz Off! Rainy Summer Causes Mosquito Population Explosion

Some of us feel eaten alive in a bloom of mosquitoes this summer and health experts say all the rain has created a perfect breeding environment.

09/13/2011

Mosquito larvae are seen in a pool in Concord, CA - May 9, 2008 (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

More West Nile Mosquitos Being Discovered On Long Island

Nineteen new mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus in Suffolk County.

08/23/2011

West Nile Virus More Widespread In Connecticut This Year

Hot weather is the primary reason for the abundance of mosquitos that have been trapped and infected with West Nile Virus this summer.

08/03/2011

Mosquito on a person's hand. (credit: Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

Connecticut Officials Say West Nile Virus Found In Mosquitoes

The first infected mosquitoes have been found in Bridgeport and state entomologist Dr. Theodore Andriotis says the spring rains and flooding have brought a bumper crop of mosquitoes.

07/02/2011

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Connecticut Concerned About Summer Mosquito Season

A weeks worth of rain on top of all the snow we saw this past winter are the ingredients for what will likely be a big mosquito population.

05/20/2011

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