NYC launches interactive mosquito map

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NEW YORK — New York City has launched a new interactive website with weekly updates on its mosquito surveillance and control activities.

The map-based site is part of the city health department’s three-year, $21 million initiative to keep the Zika virus from spreading.

Residents can learn when their neighborhood was last sprayed for mosquitoes. The site also tells them where standing water violations were recently issued.

The city Health Department has 120 surveillance traps throughout the city. That includes 60 for the mosquito that could potentially carry the Zika virus.

The agency says no Zika virus has been found in any mosquitoes in the city. It also reports no human cases of the West Nile virus this summer.

The Center for Disease and Control compiled helpful information for those seeking for information on Zika virus on their website, including the map.