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State: First Person Infected This Year By West Nile Virus

BOSTON (AP) _ The Massachusetts Department of Public Health says a Middlesex County man is the first person to contract West Nile virus in Massachusetts this year.

The agency says the unidentified man in his 40s was diagnosed following testing that was completed Thursday.

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West Nile Virus Found In Fall River

West Nile Virus has been detected in Fall River.

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New Bedford Keeping Mosquitoes at Bay with Continued Spraying

New Bedford continues efforts to keep the mosquito population at a bare minimum.

Once again, the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project will conduct another round of ground spraying around New Bedford's parks

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New Bedford Undergoing Mosquito Ground Spraying Tonight

New Bedford's parks will be the target of ground spraying by the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project.

The spraying will take place early Thursday morning, between 2am and sunrise at Buttonwood Park, Brooklawn Park, Fort Tabor, Hazelwood Park, Riverside Park, Clasky Park, Ashley Park and the Poor Farm area, weather permitting.

Residents in the vicinity of the targeted areas may wish to close thei

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New Bedford Target Of Mosquito Spraying Friday Morning

City of New Bedford - The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has notified local boards of health of the finding of EEE in a primarily bird-biting mosquito sample obtained from northwest quadrant of New Bedford. The sample was

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First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported In Mass.

Massachusetts health officials are reporting the state's first human case of West Nile Virus this year.

The patient is described only as a man in his 60s who lives in Middlesex County. Officials say the man remains hospitalized, but is recovering

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Mosquitoes Carrying EEE Found In Eastern Mass.

Massachusetts public health officials say the Eastern equine encephalitis virus has been found in the state for the first time this summer.

The Department of Public Health said Friday that the mosquito sample was collected Tuesday in Bridgewater

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Downtown New Bedford To Be Sprayed For Mosquitoes This Week

Downtown New Bedford will once again undergo targeted ground spraying by the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project.

The New Bedford Board of Health announced Tuesday the ground spraying will take place in the area of Union and Purchase Streets as well as City Pier 3 between 2am and sunrise Thursday morning

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The Deadliest Creature On Earth Spreads Virus

The deadliest creature on earth has been causing us human beings trouble for a very long time! They kill over 725,000 people a year, every year!

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Infected Mosquitoes Still Threaten New Bedford

Though the temperatures are beginning to cool, mosquitoes are still buzzing around.

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