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3rd Massachusetts Resident Diagnosed With West Nile Virus

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    NBC 6 South Florida

    A third Massachusetts resident has been diagnosed with West Nile virus this season.

    State health officials say the patient is a man in his 70s living in Suffolk County. He's currently in the hospital.

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    Weeks of drought in Massachusetts are reducing ponds to puddles and robbing some mosquitoes of breeding grounds, keeping the threat of some mosquito-borne illnesses lower. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016)

    The risk for the mosquito-borne illness will continue to linger until the first hard frost, according to health officials.

    There were 10 human cases of West Nile virus last year.

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