West Nile Virus

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    New Jersey: Go For The Brown Water, Stay For The West Nile

    New Jersey is having a tough week on the PR front; in addition to the brown water coming out of the taps at Newark International Airport, there are now seven new cases of West Nile Virus, authorities confirmed today.The new reports puts the total number of cases of the virus in New Jersey at 22 in 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    New York City Has Slowed the Spread of West Nile Virus Just By Being New York City

    DIY mosquito killer​New York City mosquitoes, we laugh in the face of your West Nile virus! That is because, according to a recent study at the University of Georgia, West Nile has been slowed down in New York City because we're talking about New York City. Seriously. Although most diseases tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Staten Island Mosquitoes Have Summer's First Cases of West Nile

    ​Today the NYC Health Department has announced that the West Nile Virus has been discovered in mosquitoes on Staten Island. These are the first documented cases of West Nile in the city this summer. No human cases of the virus have been found yet. The Health Department is trying to control the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Mosquitoes Are Totally Ruining Summer in the Rockaways

    ​This summer, swarms of mosquitoes have overrun the Rockaways. It has become such a problem that most residents no longer leave their homes. Charlene Tolliver told the Daily News, "It's bad -- My grandson was bit so many times we can't let him outside." While local officials have struggled to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    West Nile Found in Bronx Mosquitoes; Staten Island Safe So Far

    The Department of Health has detected West Nile virus in Bronx mosquitoes. The infected mosquitoes were collected at Ferry Point Park, and are the first West Nile carriers detected in the city this year. The DOH attributes 162 cases and 20 deaths to West Nile since 1999, when 62 cases of encephali ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2008

    Drive Time Drop Box: Fresher Kills, The Yankee Pisser, and More

    Having trouble understanding how Staten Island's Fresh Kills, once a festering dump, is going to turn into a beautiful park by 2016? Popular Science magazine's lively PopSci website offers a six-panel cartoon rundown. WARNING: Contains environmentalist propaganda.

  • News

    July 17, 2001

    Mutant Malathion

    How New York’s Mosquito-Spray Campaign Spawned a Deadly Neurotoxin

  • NYC Life

    August 1, 2000

    State of De-Nile

    The City Has Launched a Chemical Assault on the West Nile Virus. Safer or Sorrier?