West Nile

College Point woman allegedly died of West Nile
College Point woman allegedly died of West Nile
News Melissa Chan 5/09/2012 at 10:42AM

The family of a 71-year-old College Point woman who allegedly died of West Nile virus said they sway between incredible sadness and extreme anger at the city. “This could have been prevented. They should have sprayed. They shouldn’t wait for a fatality to happen,” said Francis Coppola, 50. He said his mother, Maria Coppola, was [...]

Whitestone man gets West Nile
Whitestone man gets West Nile
Health Toni Cimino 9/27/2011 at 8:46PM

Dominick Totino said it took six years – and a diagnosis of West Nile Virus in his elderly father – for his Whitestone neighbor to finally clean up his property – kind of. Totino said his 86-year-old father Giuseppe, who suffers from heart problems, spent 12 days in St. Francis Hospital at the end of [...]