West Nile Virus
Two more people have come down with mosquito-borne illnesses in Massachusetts.
A Worcester resident who was diagnosed with West Nile Virus in August has died.
A Beacon Hill woman was hospitalized with Boston’s first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus this year.
Since two of the state’s four West Nile patients are from Cambridge, city officials are on the offense.
Massachusetts health officials say the state’s fourth case of West Nile virus has been confirmed and there are six more probable cases.
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.