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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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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

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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

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