WILMINGTON, MA — A second positive mosquito pool for West Nile Virus has been found in the Nunn Road (off Adams Street) wetland area. Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control will conduct additional spraying tonight (August 29) and tomorrow night (August 30).
West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE or “Triple E”) are viruses that can cause illness ranging from a mild fever to more serious disease like encephalitis or meningitis. They are spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. With the cooler weather the mosquito population will start to decline.
There are no specific treatments for either virus, but steps can be taken to protect yourself from illness, including:
- Using insect repellents
- Wearing long-sleeved clothing
- Scheduling outdoor activities to avoid the hours around dawn and dusk
- Repairing damaged window screens
- Removing standing water from the areas around your home
For more information, please contact the Wilmington Board of Health at 978-658-4298 or visit http://www.mass.gov/dph/mosquito.
The following area in town will be sprayed:
(NOTE: The above press release is from the Wilmington Board of Health.)
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