West Nile virus
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nineteen new mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus in Suffolk County.
A Huntington man is the first human on Long Island to contract the West Nile Virus this year.
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.
Hot weather is the primary reason for the abundance of mosquitos that have been trapped and infected with West Nile Virus this summer.
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.
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.
Summer is just over a month away and something to help keep us safe from mosquito-borne illness could be nixed.