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New York City Reports First Human West Nile Cases Of The Year

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on Monday confirmed the city’s first human cases of the West Nile virus this season.

09/08/2014

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New Jersey Reports Year’s First Human West Nile Case For State

A mosquito batch collected in New Rochelle has tested positive for West Nile Virus for the first time this year, according to the Westchester County health department.

08/08/2014

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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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Conn. Officials Say Mosquitoes In East Haven Test Positive For West Nile

Officials in Connecticut are warning residents after mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile virus in East Haven.

07/23/2014

Cases of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus have been confirmed in 15 states. (Credit: CBS 2)

Officials: First US-Contracted Chikungunya Cases Confirmed

Chikungunya virus is not usually deadly. Symptoms include fever and joint pain, as well as muscle aches, headaches, joint swelling and rash.

07/18/2014

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Season’s First West Nile Mosquitoes Found In Queens, Staten Island

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.

07/14/2014

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City To Begin Spraying For West Nile Mosquitoes On Wednesday Morning

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.

06/17/2014

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NYC Takes Aim At Mosquito Larva With Insecticide Drops

The city is scheduled to drop nonchemical larvicide by helicopter to marsh and nonresidential areas of Staten Island, the Bronx and Queens, Miller reported.

06/15/2014

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Seen At 11: Warmer Weather May Mean Dangerous Bug Bites

Warm weather could not get to the Tri-State Area soon enough, but higher temperatures also mean bug session has officially arrived.

04/18/2014

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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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