West Nile virus

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.


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.


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.


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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


West Nile Virus More Widespread In Connecticut This Year

Hot weather is the primary reason for the abundance of mosquitos that have been trapped and infected with West Nile Virus this summer.


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

Health Officials Find West Nile In Mosquitos On Staten Island

Mosquitos collected in the Eltingville Section of Staten Island are the first in the city to be found carrying the West Nile virus this season.


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

Connecticut Officials Say West Nile Virus Found In Mosquitoes

The first infected mosquitoes have been found in Bridgeport and state entomologist Dr. Theodore Andriotis says the spring rains and flooding have brought a bumper crop of mosquitoes.


A mosquito is seen in Martinez, CA - Apr 9, 2009 (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Gov. Dan Malloy’s Plan B Budget Would Cut West Nile Mosquito Testing In Connecticut

Summer is just over a month away and something to help keep us safe from mosquito-borne illness could be nixed.



Conn. Stops West Nile Testing For Winter

Connecticut’s public health commissioner says researchers have stopped testing for the West Nile virus for the season.


Brookhaven Resident Dies From West Nile Virus

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) — The West Nile virus has claimed its first victim this year in Suffolk County. The Suffolk County Department of Health Services says Thursday that a Brookhaven resident, who had an underlying […]


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NJ Reports 1st West Nile Death Of 2010

State health officials are reporting New Jersey’s first death this year of a patient who tested positive for the West Nile virus.