Updated – Shrewsbury mosquito spraying schedule
Shrewsbury – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced today that West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes collected in Shrewsbury. Routine samples are collected in order for public health officials to monitor WNV and Eastern Equine Encephalitis during the summer months. Although there have not been any human cases reported within the town this year, the detection of positive mosquitoes elevates the concern that human cases of West Nile Virus can occur.
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.
On Aug. 21, the Central Mass. Mosquito Control Project (CMMC) will be spraying the following streets after sunset -
Eastern Point Drive
Fifth Avenue Row
Grove Ridge Path
Kings Brook Crossing
Lake View Avenue
N Quinsigamond Avenue
Old Mill Road
If you wish to be excluded from the spraying, contact CMMC directly at 508-393-3055.
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