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08 / 09 / 2017
  - 03:04:24 PM
Several Communities Reporting West Nile Virus

MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Massachusetts Department of Public Health says an additional 36-communities are now at moderate risk for the West Nile Virus bringing the total number of communities at moderate risk, to 59 across eight-counties.   At this point no human cases of West Nile Virus to report.  Among the eight-counties, the list includes Worcester, Middlesex and Norfolk counties and the towns of Milford and Ashland, where there were positive samples of the virus confirmed last week.  In Milford the positive sample was found in the area around Central Street.  Overall across the state, 55-mosquito samples have tested positive since testing began June 12th.  Last year there were 16-human cases of the West Nile Virus infection across the state with August and early September when most  human cases of the infection are reported.