West Nile virus

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

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

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

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