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Press Release
NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Office of Communications
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Sandra Mullin/Andrew Tucker
Monday, August 12, 2002
(212) 788-5290
(877) 640-1347

NYC DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE ISSUES
SPRAY SCHEDULE FOR NORTHERN QUEENS

Targeted Ground-based Spraying to Take Place Overnight Wednesday,
August 14, 8:30 P.M. to 2:00 A.M., Weather Permitting

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) announced today that focused, ground-based spraying has been scheduled for northern Queens in response to persistent findings of significant numbers of West Nile virus (WNV) positive mosquitoes in the area. No human cases of WNV have been identified in New York City to date. Weather permitting, targeted ground-based spraying by DOHMH is scheduled for overnight, Wednesday, August 14 between the hours of 8:30 P.M. and 2:00 A.M. the following morning in residential and non-residential areas of the following Queens neighborhoods:

College Point, in the areas bounded by: 11th Avenue to the South, 135th Street to the East, and College Place to the West. Powell's Cove Park will be included in this area.

Bay Terrace and Bayside, in the areas bounded by: the Long Island Expressway to the South (including Queensborough Community College), Bell Boulevard to 35th Avenue to Francis Lewis Boulevard to Utopia Parkway to the West, the Cross Island Parkway to the North (including Fort Totten) and East (including Crocheron Park, Clearview Park and Golf Course, and northern Alley Pond Park).

Summary of Positive West Nile Virus Findings To Date
WNV Positive ResultsCitywide
Totals
BronxBrooklynManhattanQueensStaten Island
Birds1551045
Mosquito Pools8613331057

Updates of positive West Nile virus findings in New York City can be found at http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/wnv/wnvr1-2002.html. DOHMH recommends that New Yorkers continue to eliminate standing water around their homes, take personal precautions against mosquitoes, and report dead birds to the City's WNV Information Line, 1-877-WNV-4NYC (1-877-968-4692) or at DOHMH's Web site nyc.gov/health.

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