West Nile Spraying Scheduled For Tonight

The Health Dept. is trying to diminish the mosquito population and prevent the spread of West Nile in Queens.Westnileastoria

To accomplish this goal, they have scheduled pesticide-spraying trucks to return to Astoria this evening.

Spraying will begin at 8:30 p.m. and continue until 6 a.m. Tuesday morning.

“The spraying location will include: 20th Avenue and 35th Street to the north, 28th Avenue, 43rd Street and Newtown Road to the west, Broadway and Northern Boulevard to the south, and Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (278), 30th Avenue, 78th Street, Astoria Boulevard and 75th Street to the east,” reported a local news source.

The first human case of West Nile virus in the BK/Queens area was discovered in Mid-August. The Health Dept. sprayed Astoria one day after finding a Brooklyn man diagnosed with the virus.

Since then, almost a dozen cases have been discovered citywide, with five in Queens, according to the Health Dept.



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