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Remember the West Nile Virus that had everyone running scared in, like, 1999? Well it’s back—in Brooklyn, anyway. The Center for Disease Control reports a veritable outbreak of the mosquito-carried virus in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Canarsie, East Flatbush, Flatlands, Georgetown, Marine Park, Mills Basin, Mills Island, Spring Creek, Starrett City, and Georgetown, and it’s […]

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Every year, at about this time, there’s always a new story about West Nile Virus and how it’s everywhere. This year, if you live in Brooklyn you’re free to freak out, as mosquitos carrying the disease have been captured in eight different locations. The virus has also shown up in Queens, and at least one […]

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As officials continue to detect news cases of West Nile virus in areas all across the state, New York’s Health Commissioner, Nirav R. Shah, says residents “should take steps to protect themselves from mosquito bites over the remainder of the summer and through the fall.” […]

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Just because you survived the swine flu epidemic threatening humanity, it doesn’t mean you’re out of the woods just yet: The Health Department has confirmed three cases of West Nile virus in NYC. […]

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