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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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Another Round of Mosquito Spraying In New Bedford

New Bedford parks will once again be the subject of targeted ground spraying conducted by the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project.

Spraying for mosquitoes will begin early Thursday morning, from 2am to

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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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Second West Nile Case Reported In Middlesex County

The Massachusetts Department of Health says the state has confirmed its second human case of West Nile virus this year.

Officials said Wednesday the case, like the first one, is from Middlesex County

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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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Mosquito Spraying Taking Place In New Bedford Parks Thursday

The Bristol County Mosquito Control Project will conduct targeted ground spraying early on the morning of Thursday, August 21, 2014.  This round of spraying will target the areas of Fort Taber, Brooklawn Park, Buttonwood Park, Hazelwood Park, Riverside Park, the Poor Farm Area, Clasky Common Park, Ashley Park, Ben Rose Field and Industrial Park

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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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West Nile Case Reported In Plymouth County

Massachusetts health officials say they have confirmed the first case of West Nile virus in the state this season.
 
    The health department said Monday that a Plymouth County man in his 70s has the mosquito-borne illness and is recovering in a hospital

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EEE Infected Mosquitoes Found in Bristol County

Rehoboth, Easton, Dighton, and Mansfield are the latest Bristol County communities where EEE positive mosquitoes have been found. The Bristol County Mosquito Control Project trapped the eight infected mosquitoes within the past week.

Control Project Superintendent Jennifer Dacey tells WBSM's Mid-Day

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