Mass. Reports 7th Case of West Nile

Massachusetts'  public health department says a woman in her 90s is the seventh person in Massachusetts to contract West Nile virus this year.

Officials say the woman, a Suffolk County resident, is hospitalized, but no other details were provided.

Two people have died so far this year in Massachusetts from West Nile.

Health officials say the risk level remains high in Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop and they are advising residents throughout the state to continue taking precautions against mosquito bites.

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