Mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus found in pandemic-stricken New York City

Mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus found in pandemic-stricken New York City

[Ed. – Next up locusts. –Tammy Bruce]

“No human cases have been reported to date,” health officials wrote in a news release. “Mosquito season in New York City typically spans from April through September.”

The Health Department said they’re “increasing mosquito surveillance in the surrounding area by installing additional mosquito monitoring traps.”

Right now, there are more than 53 mosquito surveillance sites throughout the Big Apple’s five boroughs.

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The department said health officials use “an integrated management approach to control mosquitoes which can transmit West Nile virus.”

Where the virus is detected, pesticides will be sprayed to specifically target mosquitoes.

“The City will continue its efforts to kill mosquito larvae before they can bite by applying larvicide in catch basins, marshland, and other areas with standing water,” officials wrote.

The department said they’ve already started “catch basin larviciding.”…

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