West Nile virus activity picks up in Queens as city plans more spraying to slash mosquito population  

September 13, 2014 2:01 AM

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West Nile virus activity picks up in Queens as city plans more spraying to slash mosquito population  

Health officials detected more than 160 pools of West Nile virus infected mosquitoes in Queens. So far there has been only one human case in the borough. City is set to spray pesticides in neighborhoods on the Brooklyn-Queens border to reduce the risk of contracting the virus from mosquitoes.

More than 160 pools of virus-infected mosquitoes have been detected in Queens, prompting city Health Department officials to order up another round of pesticide spraying on Tuesday night.

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