West Nile Virus Detected In Worcester County

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BOSTON (CBS) – West Nile Virus has been detected in Worcester County for the first time this summer.

The Department of Public Health says mosquitoes infected with the virus have been found in Shrewsbury and Auburn.

Auburn’s Public Health Director Andrew Pelletier says they’ll spray the affected area this Thursday.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports

Shrewsbury will also conduct low-volume spraying in the next few days in neighborhoods where the virus was found.

West Nile is usually transmitted to humans from the bite of an infected mosquito.

No humans in Worcester County have been infected.

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