West Nile virus
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.
Officials in Connecticut are warning residents after mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile virus in East Haven.
Chikungunya virus is not usually deadly. Symptoms include fever and joint pain, as well as muscle aches, headaches, joint swelling and rash.
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has detected the West Nile virus in mosquitoes within the five boroughs for the first time this season.
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will begin spraying for mosquitoes in several areas Wednesday morning, in an effort to keep the West Nile virus from spreading.
The city is scheduled to drop nonchemical larvicide by helicopter to marsh and nonresidential areas of Staten Island, the Bronx and Queens, Miller reported.
Warm weather could not get to the Tri-State Area soon enough, but higher temperatures also mean bug session has officially arrived.
A Poughkeepsie high school senior died suddenly, after he was bitten by a tick and contracted a severe virus.
If you’re planning to go to Heckscher State Park on Long Island, you are advised to put on your bug spray.
Experts warned this weekend that the hot weather in recent weeks could mean a greater insect problem this year in Connecticut.
Twelve mosquito samples collected earlier this month in Huntington, Greenlawn, Northport, East Northport, Nesconset, Holtsville, Selden, Farmingville and Aquebogue showed evidence of the virus, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services said.
The pesticide trucks will be spraying between 8:30 p.m. until 6 a.m. Thursday in Bayside, Douglaston, Glen Oaks, Little Neck and Oakland Gardens.
The first cases of mosquitoes infected with the West Nile virus were reported in New York City this week, and officials have been reminding people to take precautions.
The West Nile virus has hit New York City for the first time this year, according to the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Between Superstorm Sandy and a very rainy June, it is shaping up to be an epic season for mosquitoes. But will that mean a lot more of the potentially deadly West Nile virus?