Tuesday, August 18, 2015

City to Spray Wednesday for Mosquitoes Carrying West Nile Virus in Brooklyn

Image: NYC DOH
Mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus have been detected in ten zip codes in Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Eagle reports.

The city's Health Department said that a Brooklyn man was hospitalized with viral meningitis.

Spraying is taking place in 15 Brooklyn neighborhoods on Wednesday, August 19, between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. Neighborhoods include parts of Bath Beach, Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights, Gravesend, Fort Hamilton, New Utreht, parts of Georgetown, Mill Basin, Flatlands, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Marine Park, Midwood and Mill Island.

The Health Department recommends that people stay indoors during spraying, set the air conditioner vent to the closed position, and remove children’s toys, equipment and clothes from outdoor areas during spraying.

City’s first human case of West Nile virus hits Brooklyn [Brooklyn Eagle]

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