Tuesday, June 20, 2006

HIGH ALERT


The warm weather is here and the peak West Nile Virus (WNV) season approaching, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)is asking all New Yorkers to help prevent the spread of WNV by reporting dead birds and eliminating standing water. Standing water is a potential breeding ground for mosquitoes and may be a violation of the City's Health Code.

West Nile Virus remains an unpredictable disease and we can do our part to help and protect ourselves.
1. Mosquito-proof homes by replacing torn screens in doors and windows
2. Clean out gutters
3. Empty and turn over containers that carry water allowing mosquitoes to
breed.
To report dead birds or standing water, or for more information about West Nile Virus, call 311 or click on DOHMH for more information.

2 Comments:

At 10:02 AM, Blogger Tucopup said...

How many people has it killed? Did we nip the epidemic in the bud or was it just hype?

Matt

 
At 8:24 PM, Blogger DDM said...

I thought we were say! Guess not, guess we did not nip it in the bud!

 

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