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                   June 7, 2000

Legislator Gonsalves Urges Residents to
Attend Mosquito Control Program on June 26

        Nassau County Legislator Norma Gonsalves (R-East Meadow) has arranged a program for all residents of District 13 on Mosquito Control and the West Nile virus, for Monday, June 26, 2000 at 7:30 p.m. in the North Bellmore Public Library located at 1551 Newbridge Road, North Bellmore.

        According to Legislator Gonsalves, the program is intended to provide the public with the most current West Nile virus information available from the Federal Environmental Protection Agency, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Nassau County Health Department.

        Nassau County Health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Gaffney will be on hand to respond to residents' questions and to detail the Mosquito Control Program undertaken by the Health Department. This program involves a call for all residents to join in efforts against the threat of the West Nile virus.

        "It is my understanding," said Legislator Gonsalves, "that a major portion of the Health Department's efforts continue to involve aggressive preventive measures that will, hopefully, decrease the number of mosquitoes that are present this season. To this end, we, as residents, will do well to learn just what steps we can take on our own properties to discourage mosquito breeding sites. I hope District 13 residents will consider attending this informative program," added the Legislator.

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