BOSTON (CBS) – Heath officials have found mosquitoes that tested positive for West Nile Virus in Boston for the first time this summer.
CDC: West Nile Virus
No humans have tested positive for the virus, though, the Boston Public Health Commission announced Thursday.
“It’s again the time of year when it’s not surprising to find mosquitoes infected with West Nile Virus in
Boston,” said Dr. Anita Barry, director the Infectious Disease Bureau at the Public Health Commission. “The recent combination of hot weather and rain may have contributed to West Nile appearing slightly earlier this year than in some previous years, and people should take some simple precautions to avoid mosquito bites.”
The mosquito pool was found in Roslindale.
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