Health & Environment

Tips to Avoid West Nile Virus

by Mary Wright, RN, health educator at ¬†North End Waterfront Health West Nile Virus (WNV) has been detected in a mosquito pool in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. WNV has been detected in Boston every year since 2000 during the summer and fall months (June-November). WNV in people is rare. Most people are at Read More…

Health & Environment Police & Fire

Boston Mosquito Pools Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Announcement from Boston Public Health Commission: Mosquito pools in Back Bay/Fens and South Dorchester have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV), the Boston Public Health Commission reported today. In July, positive samples were found in mosquito pools in East Boston, North Dorchester, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, and West Roxbury. In June, a positive mosquito Read More…