East Boston Man Contracts West Nile Virus

BOSTON (CBS) – Another case of West Nile Virus has been confirmed.

The Boston Public Health Commission announced an East Boston resident in his 40’s, was hospitalized but has been released. It’s the fourth case in Boston and at least the 18th in the state.

Last month, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health elevated the WNV threat level for Boston and several surrounding communities after confirming other human cases of WNV in the region.

In Boston, many neighborhoods have had mosquito pools test positive for the virus.

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