Two More Test for West Nile Virus in Brooklyn
I received this informative email from Anne-Katrin, who lives in Brooklyn, and keeps many abreast of the West Nile Virus mosquto problem in our midst. I am quite sure that she got this information from the Department of Health. She is very concerned about West Nile Virus and believes that it is time to take precautions (see below):
According to the Department of Health, two test positive for West Nile Virus in Brooklyn announced this afternoon.
For the fourth straight week, West Nile Virus detected in Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Windsor Terrace, Greenwood Heights.
What do these neighborhoods have in common?
They border the stagnant pools and swampy pits (“Female mosquitoes prefer to lay eggs on water that may be described as aged, stagnant and putrid.”) at Prospect Park where the West Nile Virus mosquito surveillance traps were placed by the Department of Health.
“Now is the time to take personal precautions to prevent mosquito bites.”
Eliminate any standing water that collects on your property.
Remind or help neighbors to eliminate standing water on their
Call 311 to report standing water.