West Nile Virus Found in Mass. Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes in Brookline, Massachusetts, have tested positive for West Nile virus, health officials confirmed Wednesday.

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the infected mosquitoes were found in traps in South Brookline.

Along with EEE, West Nile virus is transmitted by mosquito bites and can cause encephalitis, or swelling of the brain. People over 50 have a higher risk to contract West Nile.

More information on mosquito-borne illnesses, including how to stay safe, can be found here.

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