West Nile Bites Central Park

Tuesday July 25 by Claudia bourneABC News
TheWest Nile virus claimed a victim last night: Central Park. Mayor Rudy Giuliani ordered the famed park shut Monday night when a mosquito carrying the potentially fatal disease was found on the grounds sending home tens of thousands of disappointed concertgoers who had planned to attend a free performance by the New York Philharmonic. The park was sprayed with an insecticide during the night in an effort to kill the mosquitoes. City officials say the spraying kills about 90 percent of the insects leaving behind 10 percent that could still carry the disease. The spray operation was completed early this morning.

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