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West Nile virus hits 2nd New Yorker

NEW YORK (CNN) -- A Queens man is the second person in New York City this year to become infected with the West Nile virus, the city's health department said Wednesday.

The 75-year-old Bayside man began to show symptoms of West Nile virus on August 14, the health department said. He was hospitalized two days later.

The unidentified man is recovering at a local hospital. His condition was not reported.

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Greg Butler, spokesman for the health department, said this time of year is the peak of the mosquito season. He confirmed that inspectors have found five mosquito pools in Central Park that tested positive for West Nile virus.

Ground spraying in Central Park will be done at midnight Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday.

Spraying will be done Friday night into Saturday morning in the residential areas of Bayside and Auburndale, Queens.

• CDC: West Nile Virus
• USDA: West Nile Virus
• USGS: West Nile-like Virus

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