West Nile Virus Now A Moderate Threat In Belmont

Photo: A Culex mosquito. Following two consecutive weeks of WNV positive mosquito detections in the Boston area, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has raised the West Nile Virus risk level to moderate for residents living in Belmont, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Newton and Watertown.  “Over the next few weeks, the Belmont Health Department will continue to […]

West Nile Virus Detected In Belmont; State Advise Residents Take Precautions

Photo: Beware this guy. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced Thursday, Aug. 18 that West Nile virus has been detected in three mosquitos recently collected from sites in Belmont.  WNV is most commonly transmitted to humans by the bite of a mosquito infected with the virus.  While WNV can infect people of all ages, […]

Belmont Health Issues Warning on Mosquitos as West Nile Virus Detected

Photo: What to watch out for. It’s nearing mid-summer and with the recent rainstorms that passed through the region, it’s certain that in time at all, outdoor activities will be impacted by an influx of mosquitoes. The Belmont Department of Health has issued this press release to warn residents of the danger the insect can inflict on people: The […]

With Mosquito Season Upon Us, Ways to Protect Self, Family

It’s nearing mid-summer and with the recent rainstorms that passed through the region, it’s certain that in time at all, outdoor activities will be impacted by an influx of mosquitoes. The Belmont Department of Health has issued this press release to warn residents of the danger the insect can inflict on people:  As we all recall, last winter saw […]