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Area Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus

No disease-carrying mosquitoes have been found in Arlington yet.

The following is from the Town of Arlington.

Mosquitoes in neighboring communities have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). Additionally, mosquitoes that carry Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) have been found in communities in southeastern Massachusetts.

Mosquito pools in Arlington are sampled regularly and at this time there have been no pools of disease carrying mosquitoes found.

The Arlington Board of Health (BOH) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) recommend that the public take action now to avoid mosquito bites and reduce mosquito populations around their home and neighborhoods. You can view the full release, which includes recommendations offered by the BOH and MDPH to reduce your risk online at arlingtonma.gov/health.

Michelle August 23, 2012 at 10:21 PM
what is arlington going to do about the West Nile virus are they going to spray...I am very irritated that nothing has been said yet. But they can ban gas powered leaf blowers but have no information on how they are going to protect us. NICE!!!

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