West Nile Virus in Freetown/Bristol County - UPDATED September 21, 2017 with a Press Release

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UPDATE, September 19, 2017:

In the most recent round of mosquito testing, on September 13, tests on a sample of mosquitos from Freetown have tested positive for the West Nile virus. Positive results have been recorded in communities all over the Commonwealth, with more expected to follow. More than ever, the Board of Health wants everyone to take care when it comes to mosquitos. Please see the information below, provided by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, to learn more about mosquito testing, protecting yourself and your family, and more.

MA DPH's Surveillance data, listing communities where positive results were obtained: http://www.mosquitoresults.com/

Mass.gov's Mosquito-borne illness section: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/id/epidemiology/providers/public-health-cdc-arbovirus-info.html

A little more information from mass.gov on protection from mosquitos: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/id/epidemiology/providers/mosquitoes-and-ticks.html

Added September 21, 2017: A press release, linked below

ORIGINAL POST, September 11, 2017:

From mass.gov:  http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/newsroom/press-releases/dph/first-human-case-wnv-2017.html

With the first human case of West Nile virus being reported in Massachusetts, the Board of Health wants everyone to take care to protect themselves and their families. Please see the press release from mass.gov, above, which includes information on how to avoid exposure to mosquito bites.

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