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Mosquito Spraying Thursday in New Bedford
The New Bedford Health Department, working closely with the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, is again this year conducting an annual monitoring program to track the potential threat from EEE and WNV carrying mosquitoes...
West Nile Virus Detected in Fairhaven Mosquito Sample
A mosquito infected with West Nile Virus was trapped in Fairhaven.
Patricia Fowle, Fairhaven's Board of Health Agent, says the mosquito was trapped last week in the west quadrant of the town. Fowle tells WBSM News though it may sound routine, everyone needs to protect against the parasites...
Zika Virus Detected in Massachusetts
State officials have confirmed a case of the Zika Virus in Massachusetts. Although the man is expected to make a full recovery, Brian is concerned what this means for pregnant women in the state. The virus has caused several birth defects in South America...
Gov. Patrick: Massachusetts Prepared If Ebola Surfaces
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick is trying to reassure residents about the threat of Ebola and says the state is taking steps to prepare for the unlikely discovery of an Ebola-infected patient here.
Patrick said on his monthly radio show Thursday on WGBH-FM that there have been no cases of Ebola repo…
Local Doctor Provides Information On Enterovirus 68
The spread of the Enterovirus 68 has many parents concerned that their children are at risk of catching the potentially lethal virus.
Dr. Najam Zaidi, the Medical Director of the Infection Control Program at Southcoast Health, told the WBSM Morning Show says that some basic hygene tips will do a grea…
Child Dies From Complications Of Enterovirus
The Rhode Island health department says a child has died from complications of an unusual respiratory virus that has been affecting children across the U.S.
Health officials said Wednesday that the child died last week of a staph infection associated with the enterovirus 68 infection...
More West Nile Cases Reported
State health officials have confirmed the 20th case of West Nile in Massachusetts this summer.
The Department of Public Health said Thursday the new case is a Boston-area man in his 40s who was hospitalized but has been released.  That total is more than triple last year's six human cases..…