Belmont Under High Risk Threat for West Nile Virus

Photo: The type of mosquito that carries the West Nile virus. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced on Monday, Aug. 27 the fourth human case of West Nile virus in the state this year. The person is a woman in her 50s from Middlesex County who was never hospitalized for her illness. Three other […]

Back Again: State Finds West Nile Virus In Belmont

Photo: There are effective ways to prevent the West Nile virus from infecting you and your family. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced in a press release Thursday, July 19 that West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Belmont. Accordingly, MDPH has raised the risk of WNV infection from “low” to “moderate” […]

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 Found In Belmont and Cambridge

Photo: West Nile virus back in Belmont. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced today, Thursday, July 13 that West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitos recently collected from Belmont and Cambridge.  WNV is most commonly transmitted to humans by the bite of a mosquito infected with the virus. While WNV can infect people of all […]

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, […]

West Nile Virus Returns to State; Prevention The Best Defense From Illness

Photo: Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus have been detected in the state. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced Thursday, July 7, that West Nile virus had been detected in mosquitoes in Massachusetts for the first time this year from three mosquito samples collected on July 1 in Worcester. No human or animal cases of […]

West Nile Virus Detected in Mosquito Collected in Belmont

Photo: Mosquito in Belmont. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced Thursday, Aug. 6, that the West Nile virus was detected in one mosquito collected from Belmont. WNV is transmitted to humans by the bite of a mosquito infected with the virus. While WNV can infect people of all ages, those 50 and older are at higher risk for […]

West Nile Risk Now at Moderate Risk Level in Belmont

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced yesterday, Thursday, Aug. 7 that West Nile virus mosquito samples have been identified recently in Boston and Newton. The risk level for Boston, Newton and neighboring communities including Belmont has been increased to moderate, according to a press release from the Belmont Department of Health. WNV is most commonly […]