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.
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.
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.
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.
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.