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Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile Virus In Boston

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Mosquitoes (WBZ-TV)

BOSTON (CBS) – For the first time this summer, a mosquito pool in Boston has tested positive for West Nile Virus.

Tests performed earlier this week confirmed one positive mosquito pool in Jamaica Plain.

There have been no recorded human cases of mosquito-borne illnesses in Boston this year.

Related: West Nile Virus Facts

Public Health officials say hot weather and heavy rain can contribute to the appearance of WNV and people should take precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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