Fighting West Nile Virus in NYC

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Two cases of west nile virus have been confirmed in mosquitoes, the NYC Health Department has announced. Standing water and vacant lots are breeding grounds for the pests.

The city advises neighbors to call 311 to report standing water and vacant lots.

Neighbors involved with the Malba Gardens Civic Association are trying to take care of both issues on their block along 5th Avenue in Whitestone, Queens.