West Nile virus

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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Health Officials Worried About Mosquitoes In Flooded Communities

With confirmed cases of West Nile virus around the Tri-State area, health officials are concerned about the large amounts of standing water and flooding left by hurricane-turned-tropical storm Irene.

09/01/2011

Residents In Nassau County And CT Test Positive For West Nile Virus

The unidentified Hempstead resident reportedly suffered a mild case of the virus and is recovering. The person is between 40 and 50 years old. A Stamford, Conn. resident has also tested positive.

08/31/2011

Mosquito larvae are seen in a pool in Concord, CA - May 9, 2008 (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

More West Nile Mosquitos Being Discovered On Long Island

Nineteen new mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus in Suffolk County.

08/23/2011

Mosquito (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Long Island Has First Human West Nile Case Of Year

A Huntington man is the first human on Long Island to contract the West Nile Virus this year.

08/19/2011

Mosquito (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

First West Nile Virus Case Confirmed In New Jersey This Summer

The Health Department says a 50-year-old man from Hamilton Township developed symptoms in July. He was not hospitalized and is recovering at home.

08/09/2011

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