Mamaroneck’s West Nile Distinction
23 Jul, 2012
By Polly Kreisman
or did we speak too soon? Check out what’s reportedly happening on Hen Island in Rye.
MAMARONECK– Mamaroneck mosquitoes carried the distinction last week of being the first mosquito samples this year in Westchester County to test positive for West Nile virus.
They will be evaluated by the Health Dept. But as veterans of these stories here in Westchester and as reporters in NYC every summer, we urge people not to worry. Cases are rare, and you know the precautions: Check and remove standing water that could harbor mosquitoes, clean and chlorinate swimming pools and discard old tires.
Oh- and wear bug spray.
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