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Massachusetts at moderate-level risk for West Nile Virus

Massachusetts at moderate-level risk for West Nile Virus

BY ABIGAIL BAKER ’19

The state-wide risk level for West Nile Virus (WNV) was raised from low to moderate by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health on Aug. 21 following the discovery of multiple WNV positive mosquito samples. WNV is a viral infection that is spread from mosquitoes to humans or animals. The virus cannot be transmitted between humans.