West Nile Virus Activity Detected In Queens
From September 24 to October 11West Nile Virus activity was found in ZIP codes 11356 - College Point; 11367- Flushing; and 11426- Bellerose. Detection of West Nile Virus can include positive tests in mosquitoes, dead birds, horses, other mammals and/or humans.
New Yorkers, especially people over 50, should take personal precautions to prevent mosquito bites.
•Use repellents that contain DEET, Oil of Lemon, Eucalyptus or Picaridin and always follow label instructions.
•From dusk to dawn wear protective clothing.
•Make sure doors and windows have tight-fitting screens and fix or replace screens that have tears or holes.
Reduce mosquito exposure around your home by eliminating any standing water that may collect, help neighbors to eliminate standing water on their properties, and call 311 to report dead birds and standing water.