Friday, August 10, 2012

Uh Oh: Deadly West Nile Mosquitoes Have Spread to Brooklyn

By Joaquim Alves Gaspar
Now might be a good time to take that vacation, especially if you live in Brooklyn -- or Queens or Staten Island.

Potentially deadly West Nile virus has spread to mosquitoes in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Dyker Heights, Greenwood Heights, Starrett City and Windsor Terrace, the Brooklyn Eagle reports.

Several of the zip codes border the lake at Prospect Park, called by park activist Anne-Katrin Titze "stagnant lakeside pools of filthy water."

The Department of Health warns people over 50, youngsters and those with compromised immune systems to cover up and use spray, and to dump those stagnant pools of filthy water where mosquitoes can breed. More at the Eagle.

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