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.
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.
At least 40 towns and cities in Connecticut already have mosquitoes that have tested positive for West Nile Virus.
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.
Dr. Theodore Andreadis said the virus has been detected in mosquitoes trapped in 13 towns in lower Fairfield County.
Blydenburgh Park is being closed at night, which is when the bugs are most active, WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported.
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.
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.
Nineteen new mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus in Suffolk County.
Hot weather is the primary reason for the abundance of mosquitos that have been trapped and infected with West Nile Virus this summer.
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.
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.
A 20-year-old state DEP program doles out 150,000 fish a year to eat up larvae.
Summer is just over a month away and something to help keep us safe from mosquito-borne illness could be nixed.
Connecticut’s public health commissioner says researchers have stopped testing for the West Nile virus for the season.
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