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West Nile Virus detected in Shrewsbury mosquitoes

Shrewsbury – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced today that West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes collected from the Town of Shrewsbury.

WNV is most commonly transmitted to humans by the bite of a mosquito infected with the virus. While WNV can infect people of all ages, people over the age of 50 are at higher risk for severe infection.

For more information, please visit the Shrewsbury Health Department West Nile webpage at www.shrewsbury-ma.gov/egov/docs/1313696601_534118.pdf.

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Posted by on Aug 18 2011. Filed under Shrewsbury, This Just In. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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