Saturday, September 17, 2011
Whitestone West Nile source?
From CBS New York:
An elderly Whitestone man is the latest victim of West Nile virus and his family says it’s because they’re living next to an abandoned property that has become a breeding ground for insects and rodents.
Giuseppe Totino, 86, was hospitalized for nearly two weeks and diagnosed earlier this month with the West Nile virus, said his family physician, Dr. Joseph Mollura, of Whitestone.
Totino’s son, Dominick, got the call from the doctor Wednesday that his father tested positive for West Nile. He said he immediately thought the mosquito must have come from “this jungle next door,” — an abandoned house and overgrown lot [at 151-20 18th Ave] that neighborhood residents say they’ve been complaining about for years.
Quite a bit of money owed in fines on that house!