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Brooklyn to Be Doused in Poison to Fight Mosquitopocalypse

FLAMINGO, FL - AUGUST 12:  The a female mosquito begins to bite the photographer's hand at Everglades National Park August 12, 2002 in Flamingo, Florida. The female bugs use the blood protein to feed their eggs then lays the eggs in water. The itch from the bite is caused by the human body's immune system responding to the mosquito's saliva. During the summer, the Everglades closes its camping facilities almost entirely because of the onslaught of mosquitoes. Traps are put up throughout Flamingo where 250,000 mosquitoes a day are collected.  (Photo by Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

A confirmed case of West Nile virus on Long Island brings the count so far this year to five in New York state, sufficiently freaking everyone out. And so much of Brooklyn will be covered in pesticide, beginning tomorrow night, as a precautionary measure. We warned you.

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