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Massachusetts Areas on High Alert for West Nile

Late last week the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has elevated the West Nile Virus risk levels for Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop to High when a man from Suffolk county died due to complications from the virus. Residents in these areas should continue to take steps to protect... more
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Early West Nile Virus Found

On June 2nd, a mosquito in York County tested positive for the West Nile virus, and officials say a positive test this early in the season has only happened once before. The positive test was the first in the Susquehanna Valley this year. By the end of the summer, a majority of Pennsylvania... more
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Take The Bite Out Of Bug Season

We live in a world where there are bugs, and they bite.  They cause us itchy, bumpy, rashes and sometimes, their bites can make us very sick.  With the good weather finally here and outdoor activities are in full season, here are a few tips on keeping these pests away. Insects can carry... more
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First Human Case of West Nile in Massachusetts

The state Department of Public Health announced last week that a man in his 70’s from Plymouth County was diagnosed with the first case of human West Nile. The man, was still in the hospital, but is recovering, according to DPH. Investigators are still trying to figure out where the man was... more
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West Nile Virus, What You Need To Know

What Is West Nile Virus? West Nile virus (WNV) is a potentially serious illness. Experts believe WNV is established as a seasonal epidemic in North America that flares up in the summer and continues into the fall. This fact sheet contains important information that can help you recognize and... more
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Updated WNV Threat Levels

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) on Friday, Aug. 31, announced West Nile virus (WNV) has been confirmed in three Middlesex County residents and one Hampden County resident. All four patients are recovering. “Confirmation of these four cases is a timely reminder that... more
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Dallas Takes Action Against Mosquitoes and West Nile

Dallas launches aerial defense to fight West Nile virus Published August 17, 2012/Associated Press DALLAS –  The last time Dallas used aerial spraying to curb the mosquito population, Texas' Lyndon Johnson was in the White House, Mission Control in Houston was launching Gemini missions and... more
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EEE and West Nile from Mosquitoes Pose Serious Health Risk In MA

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), there is an early and consistent presence of EEE from mosquitoes in the area. In Easton, Raynham, Taunton, and West Bridgewater the risk level has been raised from "High" to "Critical," and in Bridgewater and Norton it was raised... more
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Interesting Mosquito Facts

Mosquitoes, the insects that are hated all over the world. These pesky, disease-carrying pests make a living by sucking the blood out of just about anything that moves, especially us! But here are some interesting facts about the mosquito. Mosquitoes are the deadliest animals on Earth. That's... more
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Mosquitoes In Pennsylvania Positive For West Nile Virus

Mosquito tests positive in York Co. WGAL.com updated 5/22/2012 10:35:33 PM ET A mosquito in York County has tested positive for West Nile Virus. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said this is the earliest detection of the virus in York County compared to previous years. Two... more
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