Manhattan to Spray for West Nile

Following spread of disease

Mosquito

Mosquito     Photo: Mick E. Talbot/Flickr

Crews in Manhattan will begin spraying pesticides to combat the spread of West Nile virus in New York, officials said on Tuesday. While the city already sprays for mosquitos, the spraying scheduled for this Friday is different in that it will cover parts of Central Park and the wealthy Upper West Side. At least 41 people have died this summer from West Nile, a disease which causes flu-like symptoms of varying severity.

Via Mother Nature Network

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