Friday, August 7, 2020

State Health Officials Announce Season's First Human Case of West Nile Virus in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health today announced the first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in the state this year. The individual is a man in his 50s who was likely exposed to the virus in southwestern Essex County or eastern Middlesex County. The risk of human infection with WNV is considered to be generally low throughout the Commonwealth.