Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Heat waves have brought on more West Nile
From Fox 5:
The Health Departments has detected high levels of the dangerous West Nile Virus in every borough except Manhattan.
The number of mosquitoes testing positive for the virus is unusually high at this point in the season though there have been no human cases as of yet.
The agency issued an alert on Friday to medical providers throughout the city, asking them to be on the look out for possible cases of West Nile virus and to report them. Next week, the Health Department will conduct adult mosquito control spraying in affected residential and non-residential areas of Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx to reduce mosquito populations.