Two new human cases of West Nile virus in Massachusetts announced – WCVB Boston

2 brand-new human cases of West Nile virus in Massachusetts announced

Updated: 4:56 PM EDT Sep 2, 2021

There have actually been no deaths this year associated with West Nile virus.Based on the three human cases, current boosts in WNV findings in mosquitoes, and weather condition favorable for mosquito activity, the West Nile virus threat level of an extra 38 communities is being raised from low to moderate. The communities include Beverly, Danvers, Lynn, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, Peabody, Salem, Saugus, Swampscott and Wenham in Essex County; Agawam, Chicopee, East Longmeadow, Longmeadow, Springfield and West Springfield in Hampden County; Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, Carlisle, Lexington, Lincoln, Natick, North Reading, Reading, Sudbury, Wayland, Weston and Wilmington in Middlesex County; Dedham, Needham, and Wellesley in Norfolk County; Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop in Suffolk County; and Grafton and Upton in Worcester County.In 2020, there were five human cases of West Nile virus infection identified in Massachusetts. There have actually been no deaths this year associated with West Nile virus.Based on the 3 human cases, recent boosts in WNV findings in mosquitoes, and weather favorable for mosquito activity, the West Nile infection risk level of an additional 38 communities is being raised from low to moderate.

The Greater Boston area and a number of towns in Bristol and Worcester counties are considered at moderate danger for West Nile virus. There have actually been no deaths this year associated with West Nile virus.Based on the three human cases, current increases in WNV findings in mosquitoes, and weather beneficial for mosquito activity, the West Nile virus threat level of an extra 38 neighborhoods is being raised from low to moderate. The communities include Beverly, Danvers, Lynn, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, Peabody, Salem, Saugus, Swampscott and Wenham in Essex County; Agawam, Chicopee, East Longmeadow, Longmeadow, Springfield and West Springfield in Hampden County; Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, Carlisle, Lexington, Lincoln, Natick, North Reading, Reading, Sudbury, Wayland, Weston and Wilmington in Middlesex County; Dedham, Needham, and Wellesley in Norfolk County; Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop in Suffolk County; and Grafton and Upton in Worcester County.In 2020, there were 5 human cases of West Nile virus infection determined in Massachusetts.

The communities include Beverly, Danvers, Lynn, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, Peabody, Salem, Saugus, Swampscott and Wenham in Essex County; Agawam, Chicopee, East Longmeadow, Longmeadow, Springfield and West Springfield in Hampden County; Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, Carlisle, Lexington, Lincoln, Natick, North Reading, Reading, Sudbury, Wayland, Weston and Wilmington in Middlesex County; Dedham, Needham, and Wellesley in Norfolk County; Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop in Suffolk County; and Grafton and Upton in Worcester County.In 2020, there were five human cases of West Nile virus infection determined in Massachusetts. West Nile virus is typically transmitted to people through the bite of a contaminated mosquito. While West Nile virus can infect people of all ages, people over the age of 50 are at greater danger for serious illness.

BOSTON– Two brand-new human cases of West Nile virus in Massachusetts residents have actually been determined by the state health department. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health stated both individuals are male, one in his 50s and the other in his 70s and both were exposed to West Nile in Middlesex County.
The Greater Boston location and numerous towns in Bristol and Worcester counties are considered at moderate threat for West Nile virus. There have been no deaths this year associated with West Nile virus.Based on the three human cases, recent increases in WNV findings in mosquitoes, and weather favorable for mosquito activity, the West Nile virus threat level of an additional 38 communities is being raised from low to moderate.

The neighborhoods consist of Beverly, Danvers, Lynn, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, Peabody, Salem, Saugus, Swampscott and Wenham in Essex County; Agawam, Chicopee, East Longmeadow, Longmeadow, Springfield and West Springfield in Hampden County; Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, Carlisle, Lexington, Lincoln, Natick, North Reading, Reading, Sudbury, Wayland, Weston and Wilmington in Middlesex County; Dedham, Needham, and Wellesley in Norfolk County; Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop in Suffolk County; and Grafton and Upton in Worcester County.In 2020, there were 5 human cases of West Nile virus infection determined in Massachusetts.

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