NJ Health Officials: 20 Residents Test Positive For Chikungunya Virus; West Nile Found In MosquitoesNew Jersey health officials are urging residents to protect themselves from mosquito-borne illnesses this summer.
Mosquito Danger Higher Than Usual In Connecticut This YearExperts warned this weekend that the hot weather in recent weeks could mean a greater insect problem this year in Connecticut.
Asian Tiger Mosquitoes Out For Blood During The DayWith all the recent rain, North Jersey is a perfect breeding ground. And experts said the Asian tiger doesn't need much space.
Greenwich Lifts Outdoor Activity Ban As Mosquito Population DwindlesThe 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.
NYC Health Dept. Sprays For Mosquitos On UWSThe 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.
Conn. Medical Expert Warns Human West Nile Cases LikelyAt least 40 towns and cities in Connecticut already have mosquitoes that have tested positive for West Nile Virus.
Mosquitoes Carrying West Nile Virus At Historic High On Long IslandTo combat the insect infiltration, Suffolk and Nassau Counties have been spraying mosquito repellant by air and by ground. But that is not without controversy.
Connecticut State Entomologist Sounds West Nile WarningDr. Theodore Andreadis said the virus has been detected in mosquitoes trapped in 13 towns in lower Fairfield County.
West Nile Virus Forces Partial Closure Of Smithtown ParkBlydenburgh Park is being closed at night, which is when the bugs are most active, WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported.
West Nile Virus Discovered In Suffolk CountyThe 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.
Buzz Off! Rainy Summer Causes Mosquito Population ExplosionSome 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.
More West Nile Mosquitos Being Discovered On Long IslandNineteen new mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus in Suffolk County.