September 13, 2020 | 9: 16 AM
BOSTON (AP) — Four communities in Middlesex County are truly thought about high risk for the West Nile virus, properly being officials stated.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Properly being launched four extra human cases of the West Nile virus, bringing the total amount in the snarl this year to seven. All four of us were uncovered in Middlesex County, officials stated.
The properly being division stated Cambridge, Newton, Somerville and Watertown own been elevated to high risk for the mosquito-borne disease.
Harmony, Lexington, Lincoln, Sudbury, Waltham, Wayland, Weston, and Winchester, which are additionally in Middlesex County, are truly thought about moderate risk. Dighton, Fall River, and Swansea in Bristol County are additionally moderate risk.
There own been five human cases of West Nile virus infection in Massachusetts final year.
The properly being division says most of us with West Nile Virus don’t own any signs, which is able to incorporate fever and flu-love illness. Other folks over the age of 50 are at a elevated risk for serious illness.
Properly being officials are encouraging residents to make a decision precautions, corresponding to carrying mosquito repellent and carrying long sleeves and long pants when exterior and draining standing water spherical properties, the put mosquitoes breed.
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