Hudson Valley News
2:16 pm
Sat August 16, 2014

Westchester Has Its First Human Case Of West Nile

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Westchester County has its first human case of West Nile Virus this year.

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Hudson Valley News
12:19 pm
Sat August 9, 2014

West Nile Found In Mosquito Batch In Westchester

For the first time this year, a mosquito batch in Westchester County has tested positive for West Nile Virus.

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Hudson Valley News
8:27 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Westchester Reports First Human Case of West Nile For 2013

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A Hudson Valley county has its first human case of West Nile Virus this year.

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New England News
12:30 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Officials Warn Against Increased Mosquito Activity, Disease

Officials are warning that the recent wet weather in the Northeast could have an effect on the amount of mosquitoes, and precautions are being taken to control the risk of disease that could be passed on to people and animals. 

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New England News
7:23 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Mass. Health Officials Confirm Second Death From EEE

Massachusetts health officials confirm a second death from mosquito-borne Eastern equine encephalitis and a new case that brings the summer's total to seven.

The health department also confirmed two new West Nile virus cases Monday, bringing that total to 19, triple last year's.

The new EEE case is a Plymouth County boy under 18 who is recovering. The new West Nile cases are men in their 50s, a Boston man who is hospitalized and a Hampden County man who has recovered.

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New England News
8:00 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

MA Health Officials Confirm More Cases of Mosquito-borne Illness

State health officials are confirming a fourth case of Eastern equine encephalitis in Massachusetts.

The Department of Health said Thursday the Plymouth County man in his 60s is hospitalized.

Officials also announced a 14th case of West Nile virus, in a Hampden County man in his 50s who has been discharged from a hospital.

Both illnesses are carried by mosquitoes.

A Worcester County man in his 70s died of EEE last month.

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New England News
5:43 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

New West Nile Case Confirmed in Mass.


State health officials are confirming a ninth human case of West Nile virus in Massachusetts.

The Department of Public Health said Wednesday that the most recent case is a Middlesex County woman in her 30s who has recovered. Six other cases have been reported in Middlesex County this year, and one each in Hampden and Berkshire counties.

The health department said the mosquito-borne illness also has been confirmed in a horse in Hampden County.

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New England News
6:18 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Connecticut Officials Confirm Case of West Nile Virus

Connecticut officials say a New Haven resident has been infected with the first human case of West Nile virus in the state this year. WAMC’s Lucas Willard reports…

The State Mosquito Management Program says the person became ill during the first week of August and was hospitalized with a related case of meningitis. The patient who is in their 30s has since been released from the hospital.

Officials say mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus have been found in 40 towns across Connecticut his summer.

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New England News
4:29 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Equine Encephalitis Virus Found in Pittsfield Mosquito

The Massachusetts  Department of Public Health confirmed Friday that they discovered evidence of more mosquitos carrying infectious disease in Pittsfield. 

State health officials announced that Equine Encephalitis virus was detected in a specimen sampled from the Williams Street area of Pittsfield. The city has announced that they will treat the area with insecticide.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is warning that those under 15 and over 50 are at the greatest risk for serious illness.

New England News
7:33 am
Thu June 28, 2012

CT Officials to Discuss Mosquito Management


The state of Connecticut's mosquito management team is unveiling plans for combating the pesky, and potentially harmful, insects.  WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…

Representatives from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection are scheduled to discuss mosquito management strategies for the summer season during a news conference, planned for Thursday morning at Bushnell Park in Hartford, across from DEEP's headquarters. The latest techniques, strategies and equipment being used to control mosquitoes will be displayed.

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