West Nile Virus
Massachusetts health officials say a Berkshire County woman in her 70s is the state’s third West Nile virus patient this year.
The declaration allows the communities to take measures, including spraying, to decrease the threat to public health.
Health officials say a Cambridge man in his 70s is currently hospitalized.
Even though no mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile or eastern equine encephalitis viruses, the health board ordered ball-fields closed so they can be sprayed.
New Hampshire health officials say a Manchester adult has tested positive for West Nile Virus — the first human case confirmed in the state in two years.
A resident of Middlesex County in his 60’s was diagnosed in late July and is still recovering in the hospital.
A few central Massachusetts communities will by conducting spraying this week after the discovery of mosquitoes infected with EEE.
The southeastern Massachusetts towns that were sprayed over the weekend to combat mosquitoes won’t know until Monday just how effective the spraying was.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis has been found in mosquitoes in Canton.
State health officials plan to begin aerial spraying for mosquitoes in nearly a dozen southeastern Massachusetts communities.