West Nile Virus

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Guide To Protecting Yourself Against West Nile Virus And EEE

The state’s Department of Public Health lists several ways you can protect yourself and your loved ones from EEE and West Nile Virus.


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Mosquito Infected With West Nile Virus Found In Whitman

Massachusetts health officials report experts have detected the first infection of West Nile virus in a mosquito in the state this year.


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Bug Spray: What’s Safe? What Works?

Summer is here and with it come the bugs – mosquitoes and ticks in particular. Bites from either can cause nasty illnesses. So what’s the best way to protect yourself?


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Will Upcoming First Frost Be Enough To Kill Mosquitos?

So the big question for many will be – does this mean that all the mosquitos will die off and EEE and West Nile fears will end?


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Two New Cases Of West Nile Virus Found In Mass.

Massachusetts health officials say two more human cases of mosquito-borne West Nile virus have been confirmed, bringing the season total to 22.


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East Boston Man Contracts West Nile Virus

An East Boston man was hospitalized and released after contracting West Nile.


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DPH Confirms Brookline Woman Is 17th Human Case Of West Nile Virus In Mass.

State health officials say a 17th case of mosquito-borne West Nile virus has been reported in Massachusetts, nearly triple last year’s cases.


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6th EEE Case, 16th West Nile Confirmed In Mass.

Massachusetts health officials say a sixth human case of Eastern equine encephalitis has been confirmed in the state, and the 16th of West Nile virus.


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New Human Cases Of EEE, West Nile Virus In Mass.

Two more people have contracted mosquito-borne viruses in Massachusetts.


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Local West Nile Virus Survivor Warns It Could Happen To Anyone

For the past two weeks, 32-year-old Kerry Murphy has been through medical hell and back battling the mosquito-born illness.