The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has detected the West Nile virus in mosquitoes within the five boroughs for the first time this season.
The first cases of mosquitoes infected with the West Nile virus were reported in New York City this week, and officials have been reminding people to take precautions.
Between Superstorm Sandy and a very rainy June, it is shaping up to be an epic season for mosquitoes. But will that mean a lot more of the potentially deadly West Nile virus?
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 spraying was scheduled for parts of New York Tuesday night to reduce the threat of the West Nile virus.
Three more cases of West Nile were confirmed in the New York area.