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Mosquitos test positive for West Nile virus

On Wednesday, August 5, the Needham Public Health Department notified residents that mosquitos found in Needham tested positive for West Nile virus. As a result, the risk level for West Nile virus has been raised to moderate.

Residents should take extra precaution to protect themselves from mosquitos. Residents are...

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Infected mosquitoes found, WNV buzz increases

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff Massachusetts Department of Public Health officials have announced that mosquitoes trapped in Dover and Wellesley have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV); this is in addition to several positive-testing mosquitoes located in Newton, which borders Hometown Weekly communities Wellesley and Needham, on July 24. WNV is a viral infection...
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Communities experience mosquito malady

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Correspondent As worries about Zika at the Rio Olympics made national news, local officials determined the presence of a different mosquito-borne illness. Recently, mosquitos found in Norfolk County towns including Dover and Needham tested positive for the West Nile Virus. Officials made the discovery while testing mosquitos found in...
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