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Health Department to Spray for West Nile Virus

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TWC News: Health Department to Spray for West Nile Virus
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The city's Health Department has said it will begin spraying for West Nile virus next week in parts of Staten Island, Queens and the Bronx.

Officials say the disease has NOT been detected in the city yet this year, but they're working to reduce the number of mosquitoes and minimize the risk.

Crews will spray non-chemical larvacide on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. weather permitting.

In bad weather it will be delayed to Thursday, Friday and next Monday.

Spraying will take place on Staten Island in the Arlington, Bloomfield and Fresh Kills sections.
In Queens, larvacide will be spread in Linden Hill, College Point and Edgemere.
And in the Bronx, it will happen in Pelham Bay Park.

Health officials urge you to eliminate standing water in order to prevent mosquitos from breeding.
For more information, call 311 or visit nyc.gov/health/wnv.

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