West Nile Virus Detected in Park Slope Mosquitoes
Bad news for today: According to Prospect Heights Patch, the West Nile Virus has been found in Prospect Heights, Park Slope and Prospect Park. The Department of Health detects the disease by trapping mosquitos and testing them for the virus.
“Evidence of the virus was found on Aug. 10 in the 11238 and 11215 zip codes, although the DOH doesn’t specify which areas,” writes Patch.
This does not mean that any humans i these areas has been found to have West Nile but the trapped mosquitoes do. West Nile also been detected in mosquitoes in Windsor Terrace, Bushwick, Dyker Heights, Greenwood Heights, Marine Park and Starrett City.