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Officials Warn Of Dangers Of Tick-Borne Powassan Virus

A Poughkeepsie high school senior died suddenly, after he was bitten by a tick and contracted a severe virus.

08/19/2013

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West Nile Mosquitoes Found At Heckscher State Park On L.I.

If you’re planning to go to Heckscher State Park on Long Island, you are advised to put on your bug spray.

08/17/2013

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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

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Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus In Suffolk County

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.

07/30/2013

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NYC Health Department To Spray For Mosquitoes In Queens

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.

07/24/2013

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Officials Advise Precautions After New York City West Nile Discovery

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.

07/09/2013

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West Nile Virus Found In New York City Mosquitoes

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.

07/08/2013

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Will More Mosquitoes Mean More West Nile Virus This Year?

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?

06/17/2013

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Westchester County Offering Free Fish To Help Control Mosquito Population

The Westchester County Health Department is giving away fathead minnows for residents to use in ornamental ponds, which could become breeding sites for mosquitoes that can carry West Nile Virus.

05/10/2013

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Health Officials: Sandy Rebuilding Poses Mosquito Risk In NJ

The state Department of Health said the storm has left behind wet debris piles and depressions from fallen trees. Mosquitoes will breed in standing water.

05/07/2013

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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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Greenwich Orders Parks Close Early To Help Prevent Spread Of West Nile

Greenwich has ordered all parks, playgrounds and golf courses close a half hour before dusk after more mosquitoes were found with the virus in Mianus River Park. Parks will not reopen until a half hour after dawn.

09/18/2012

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7 New West Nile Cases Confirmed In New Jersey

Twenty-two cases have now been reported in 15 counties. Essex and Ocean counties report the highest total, with 3 cases each.

09/17/2012

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New Jersey Reports Its First West Nile Virus Death Of 2012

Health officials announced Friday that a 77-year-old Willingboro man died in his home Sunday about two weeks after he developed a fever and other ailments.

09/07/2012

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Mosquitofish, Bred At The Hackettstown Fish Hatchery, Help Battle West Nile Virus

Mosquito-eating fish work for people in exchange for food. Gambusia affinis — more commonly called mosquitofish — are bred at the Hackettstown Fish Hatchery.

08/31/2012

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