Look at this asshole. Why did nature allow this? (Source: kainet/Flickr)

Bensonhurst Bean has picked up a story from NY1, revealing that West Nile Virus has been detected in mosquitoes in Marine Park and Gravesend, among several other Brooklyn neighborhoods.

As the Bensonhurst news blog points out, “The Department of Health is advising residents to take precautions, such as wearing long pants, dumping out or reporting standing water and repairing window screens, in order to avoid mosquito bites.”

Tests by the city have turned up positive for West Nile in Gravesend, Marine Park, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach, Windsor Terrace and Greenwood Heights. No human cases have been reported, but the city is advising residents to clear out any standing water – the breeding grounds for mosquitoes – from their property, and to report any instances elsewhere to 311 and their local community board.

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