SEEKONK (AP/CBS) — Public health officials say two more Massachusetts municipalities have mosquitoes that tested positive for West Nile virus. The city of New Bedford and town of Seekonk both announced Tuesday that West Nile virus was detected in mosquito samples.
New Bedford’s tested mosquitoes were tested at Oak Grove Cemetery, which will be sprayed along with other parts of the city on Thursday. Massachusetts Department of Public Health recently also announced positive tests mosquitoes from Falmouth, Barnstable, Dennis, Bourne and Yarmouth.READ MORE: I-Team: Law Passed During Pandemic Protects Nursing Homes From Lawsuits
Overall, mosquito samples in dozens of communities across the state have tested positive this summer.READ MORE: Six Flags New England Reopens After More Than 13 Months
No human or animal cases of West Nile virus have been detected in the state this year.
State officials recommend people use mosquito repellent and wear protective clothing.MORE NEWS: I-Team: Nora Baston To Be Named New Boston Police Commissioner; Dennis White Challenging Removal
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