Asian Tiger Mosquito is carrier of dengue virus
7:20 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Long Island public officials want federal help to eradicate mosquito borne virus

Congressman Steve Israel and other Long Island officials at the news conference  at North Hempstead Beach Park on Monday June 23, 2014.
Congressman Steve Israel and other Long Island officials at the news conference at North Hempstead Beach Park on Monday June 23, 2014.
Credit Gabrielle Fonrouge

Long Island public officials called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to spend more money and resources to help prevent the spread of the Asian Tiger mosquito on Monday. The tropical mosquito is a carrier of the deadly Dengue virus. The request to the C-D-C comes despite the fact that only one Long Islander has contracted the virus. That was last November.