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First Case of West Nile Detected in Massachusetts

The first person diagnosed with West Nile virus this year is a Middlesex County man in his 60s. Last Friday, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported the man developed an uncommon form of the illness affecting his nervous system and he is recovering at a hospital. West Nile is a... more
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Reports of Chikungunya Virus

In recent reports, cases of the Chikungunya, a viral disease spread by mosquitoes, have been found in Boston and some surrounding communities. The Boston Public Health Commission sent an alert to physicians last week with a warning to look out for symptoms of the illness, which causes severe fever... more
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