Latest West Nile virus News

4 communities labeled as high risk for West Nile virus

Sep. 13, 2020 9:10 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Four communities in Middlesex County are now considered high risk for the West Nile virus, health officials said. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced four more human cases of the West Nile virus, bringing the total number in the state this year to seven. All four people...

3 Fairfield County residents contract West Nile virus

Sep. 9, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — Three Fairfield County residents have tested positive for the West Nile virus, bringing Connecticut's total of human cases this season to four, the state Department of Public Health announced Wednesday. A Greenwich resident between 70 and 79 years old became ill at the end of August...

No West Nile virus cases in Nebraska so far this year

Sep. 6, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — There have been no cases of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus so far this year in Nebraska, the Lincoln Journal Star reported Sunday. Jeff Hamik, an insect-transmitted illness expert at Nebraska's health department, told the newspaper that it's unusual to have no cases by this time in...

Batch of mosquitoes tests positive for West Nile virus

Sep. 2, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire health officials have identified the first batch of mosquitoes to test positive for the West Nile virus this season. The batch was found recently in Manchester. “West Nile virus is transmitted to humans from the bite of an infected mosquito,” said Ben...