West Nile returns with new concern

July 29, 2014 2:41 AM

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West Nile returns with new concern

Mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus have begun breeding in puddles and standing water around North Jersey, but state health officials say they also are concerned about the arrival of another potential mosquito-borne illness this year from travelers who have visited the Caribbean.

Mosquito pools in Bergen, Passaic, Hudson and eight other counties already have tested positive for West Nile, which last year killed two people and sickened 10 others in New Jersey, according to the state Health Department.No human cases have been reported in the state yet, said Donna Leusner, a de...

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