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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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NYC Health Dept. Sprays For Mosquitos On UWS

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.

08/31/2012

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NYC Looks To Combat Rising Number Of West Nile Cases With Mosquito Spraying

City officials said residents are not likely to experience medical problems from it, but want everyone to try and avoid exposure. They will be warned.

08/30/2012

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Parts Of Upper West Side To Be Sprayed For West Nile Virus

Parts of Manhattan will be sprayed on Friday to combat the spread of West Nile Virus. The city’s health commissioner said it’s expected that there will be a big jump in the number of people infected with West Nile coming in the next few weeks.

08/29/2012

Upper West Side mosquitoes

Health Officials Confirm Two Deaths From West Nile Virus

Health officials say there have been 13 human cases of West Nile virus infection in New York so far this year, including the deaths of two older people.

08/25/2012

FILE - Mosquitos are seen inside a trap. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Officials Confirm First West Nile Death On Long Island

Nassau County health officials said a resident from the town of Oyster Bay, who was older than 80, has died. No other specific details about the victim’s death were announced.

08/24/2012

FILE - Mosquitos are seen inside a trap. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Three Cases Of West Nile Virus Confirmed On L.I.

Two of the patients who have been hospitalized for West Nile virus are from Suffolk County while the third is from Nassau County.

08/23/2012

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Experts Remain Vigilant Due To Rising Number Of West Nile Virus Cases

Blood sucking mosquitoes are on the prowl this summer with some carrying the potentially deadly West Nile Virus.

08/23/2012

Mosquito on a person's hand. (credit: Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

Conn. Medical Expert Warns Human West Nile Cases Likely

At least 40 towns and cities in Connecticut already have mosquitoes that have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

08/16/2012

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Mosquitoes Carrying West Nile Virus At Historic High On Long Island

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.

08/07/2012

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Parts Of Staten Island, Queens To Be Sprayed For West Nile Virus

Spraying will begin at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, weather permitting.

08/02/2012

Parks across Long Island have been closed because of mosquitoes testing positive for the West Nile Virus. (Credit: CBS 2)

Long Island On Alert After High Number Of Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile Virus

Long Island is on alert after reports that historically high numbers of mosquitoes are testing positive for the dangerous and deadly West Nile Virus.

07/27/2012

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Connecticut State Entomologist Sounds West Nile Warning

Dr. Theodore Andreadis said the virus has been detected in mosquitoes trapped in 13 towns in lower Fairfield County.

07/26/2012

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West Nile Virus Forces Partial Closure Of Smithtown Park

Blydenburgh Park is being closed at night, which is when the bugs are most active, WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported.

07/24/2012

Mosquito on a person's hand. (credit: Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

West Nile Virus Discovered In Suffolk County

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.

07/03/2012

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