West Nile virus
Blood sucking mosquitoes are on the prowl this summer with some carrying the potentially deadly West Nile Virus.
At least 40 towns and cities in Connecticut already have mosquitoes that have tested positive for West Nile Virus.
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.
Spraying will begin at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, weather permitting.
Long Island is on alert after reports that historically high numbers of mosquitoes are testing positive for the dangerous and deadly West Nile Virus.
Dr. Theodore Andreadis said the virus has been detected in mosquitoes trapped in 13 towns in lower Fairfield County.
Blydenburgh Park is being closed at night, which is when the bugs are most active, WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported.
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.
It’s a good time to make sure you’ve stocked up on bug spray, WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported.
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.
Mosquitoes are breeding in sewers along West 84th Street, entering apartments through cracks in basements, sidewalks and roadways.
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.
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.
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.
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.