Thursday, April 16, 2015


Parks and Environment Committee of Community Board 7
Monday, April 27th, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

West Nile Virus and spraying will be discussed at a meeting of Community Board 7's Parks and Environment Committee.

From the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOH) website:
West Nile is a mosquito-borne virus that can cause encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord).

West Nile virus is spread to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. A mosquito becomes infected by biting a bird that carries the virus. You or your child cannot get West Nile virus from a person who has the disease.

West Nile virus is not spread by person-to-person contact such as touching, kissing, or caring for someone who is infected. 

New Yorkers can take steps to protect themselves during West Nile virus season by reducing the presence of mosquitos in their surroundings, and safely using insect repellent.
DOH has published the 41-page "Comprehensive Mosquito Surveillance and Control Plan 2015" and posted it here

For more information about West Nile virus, contact the New York City Citizen Service Center, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by phone by calling 311. Or check the DOH website at

Meeting location   Community Board 7 Board Room
4201 4th Avenue (entrance on 43rd Street)
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

phone: (718) 854-0003
fax: (718) 436-1142
e-mail: communityboard7 @