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Philadelphia Health Dept. To Spray In Fairmount Park Against West Nile Virus

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - The Philadelphia Department of Health will be spraying for mosquitos on Tuesday evening in Fairmount Park.

The treatment, to limit the spread of West Nile virus in the area, will be carried out at dusk, and concentrated in the area bordering Strawberry Mansion, including the area around Smith Playground.

That part of the park will be closed during the spraying operation.

The truck-mounted equipment will spray Anvil 10+10, a synthetic pyrethroid that is generally harmless to humans, according to the health department.
Reported by Molly Daly, KYW Newsradio 1060

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