Remember the West Nile Virus that had everyone running scared in, like, 1999? Well it’s back—in Brooklyn, anyway. The Center for Disease Control reports a veritable outbreak of the mosquito-carried virus in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Canarsie, East Flatbush, Flatlands, Georgetown, Marine Park, Mills Basin, Mills Island, Spring Creek, Starrett City, and Georgetown, and it’s being described as the worst and largest ever outbreak of the West Nile Virus in North America. New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is jumping to the rescue and spraying the borough down with mosquito-killing pesticides starting at 8:00 tonight and lasting till 6:00 tomorrow morning. Unsurprisingly, residents of these neighborhoods are encouraged to stay indoors during these hours. (Photo: Eli Christman/Flickr)