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Mosquitoes with West Nile found in Medford
2 August, 2007, 10:05 pm
Filed under: bike, Local, outdoors

Mosquitoes with West Nile found in Medford-

Traditionally, West Nile begins circulating widely in mosquitoes in August, increasing the threat of infections in people. No human cases of West Nile have been reported this year in Massachusetts; last year, three people contracted the illness in Massachusetts; all survived.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one of every 150 people infected with West Nile develops severe symptoms.

…the Massachusetts Department of Public Health recommends limiting outdoor activities from dusk to dawn, peak biting times for mosquitoes. Otherwise, wear as much clothing as comfortable and apply insect repellent such as DEET, permethrin, picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus.

Be careful out there. (via NEMBA boards)


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