By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Massachusetts health officials reported this week on an additional human West Nile virus (WNV) case in a man in his 60s from Middlesex County.
This is the third human case reported in the state in 2019. The other two human cases of WNV this season involved a man in his 60s from Middlesex County and a man in his 50s from Plymouth County.
“We continue to emphasize the need for people to protect themselves from mosquito bites,” said Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH. “Although mosquito populations are declining, some risk will continue until the first hard frost.”
State health officials continue to remind residents throughout the Commonwealth to take personal precautions to prevent mosquito bites.