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West Nile virus

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

Mosquitoes (credit: CBS 2)

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

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

Mosquito larvae (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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

Mosquito Bite (credit: CBS 2)

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

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

Hot Weather To Bring Out Mosquitos Later This Week

It’s a good time to make sure you’ve stocked up on bug spray, WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported.

06/18/2012

All Faiths Cemetery in Middle Village - Queens, NY - May 22, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Queens Cemetery Fined For Having Flowers With Water At Graves

City health inspectors showed up at the All Faiths Cemetery in Middle Village the Thursday before Mother’s Day and said they found mosquito larvae.

05/22/2012

Mosquito Pamphlet (Credit: CBS 2)

Upper West Side Residents Demand City Take Action Against Sewer-Bred Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are breeding in sewers along West 84th Street, entering apartments through cracks in basements, sidewalks and roadways.

05/18/2012

Mosquito Pamphlet (Credit: CBS 2)

Upper West Side Residents Getting City’s Attention As Mosquitoes Plague Neighborhood

CBS 2 was the first to report on the invasion of sewer-bred mosquitoes last year, and they are back with a vengeance. But bite-weary residents are now finally getting the city’s full attention.

05/11/2012

Ground Spraying for Mosquitos (file / credit: AP)

Nassau County To Conduct Mosquito Ground Spraying To Prevent West Nile Virus

After one man died from West Nile Virus and a number of mosquitos tested positive for the virus, the Nassau County health department has decided to spray the pesticide Scourge.

09/20/2011

Giuseppe Totino, 86, of Whitestone, was hospitalized for two weeks with West Nile virus (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Clean-Up Continues At Abandoned Queens Lot Blamed As Breeding Ground For West Nile-Carrying Mosquitos

Giuseppe Totino, 86, was hospitalized for nearly two weeks and diagnosed earlier this month with West Nile, said his family physician, Dr. Joseph Mollura, of Whitestone.

09/17/2011

Giuseppe Totino, 86, of Whitestone, was hospitalized for two weeks with West Nile virus (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Elderly Whitestone Man Blames West Nile Virus On Abandoned Property

After 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera first reported the story, CBS 2 tracked down owner Pedro Somoza, who took full responsibility for the property and apologized to the family.

09/16/2011

Buzz Off! Rainy Summer Causes Mosquito Population Explosion

Some of us feel eaten alive in a bloom of mosquitoes this summer and health experts say all the rain has created a perfect breeding environment.

09/13/2011

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