BREAKING NEWS: Mosquitos Test Positive For West Nile In Wilmington For THIRD Time This Summer; 80+ Streets To Be Sprayed

WILMINGTON, MA — A third positive mosquito pool for West Nile Virus has been found in the Fay Street wetland area. Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control will conduct additional spraying beginning at dusk on Thursday, September 6.

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 streets will be sprayed:

  • AGOSTINO DR
  • ALLSTON AVE
  • BEECHING AVE
  • BENJI WAY
  • BEVERLY AVE
  • BIRCHWOOD RD
  • BRAND AVE
  • BRATTLE ST
  • BRIDGE LN
  • BROAD ST
  • CARMEL ST
  • CARY ST
  • CHERRY ST
  • CHRISTINE DR
  • CLORINDA RD
  • COLONIAL DR
  • CORAL ST
  • COTTAGE ST
  • CRESCENT ST
  • CUNNINGHAM ST
  • CYPRESS ST
  • DEWEY AVE
  • DOANE ST
  • DOBSON ST
  • DOUGLAS AVE
  • DRURY LN
  • EMERSON ST
  • EVERETT AVE
  • FANEUIL DR
  • FAULKNER AVE
  • FAY ST
  • GANDALF WAY
  • GARDEN AVE
  • GLEN RD
  • GLENDALE CIR
  • GLORIA WAY
  • GORHAM ST
  • GOSS AVE
  • GROVE AVE
  • HAMLIN LN
  • HARNDEN ST
  • HARVARD AVE
  • HOBSON AVE
  • JACOBS ST
  • JONES AVE
  • KILBY ST
  • KING ST
  • KING ST EXT
  • LAWRENCE CT
  • LAWRENCE ST
  • LEE ST
  • LOUMAC RD
  • LYNCH LN
  • MAGAZINE RD
  • MAIN ST
  • MASSACHUSETTS AVE
  • MIDDLESEX AVE
  • MILES ST
  • MILLER RD
  • N WASHINGTON AVE
  • OAKDALE RD
  • PALMER WAY
  • PINE AVE
  • PINEWOOD RD
  • POWDERHOUSE CIR
  • RAILROAD AVE
  • RHODES ST
  • RIVER ST
  • SCHOOL ST
  • SENECA LN
  • SHADY LANE DR
  • SHORT ST
  • SPRUCEWOOD RD
  • ST PAUL ST
  • STONE ST
  • SUDBURY AVE
  • TACOMA DR
  • VERANDA AVE
  • WASHINGTON AVE
  • WHITEFIELD TER
  • WICKS CIR
  • WILLIAMS AVE
  • WISSER ST

The following area in town will be sprayed:

Fay St. West Nile

(NOTE: The above information is from the Wilmington Board of Health.)

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