Multiple West Nile Virus positive mosquitoes samples were collected from communities in Essex, Middlesex, and Suffolk Counties indicating that the risk for human infection from WNV has increased to moderate in the counties of Arlington, Chelsea, Everett, Lynn, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Revere, Saugus, Somerville, Stoneham, Wakefield, Winthrop and Winchester. Additional findings in neighboring towns are likely to occur within the next few weeks. The current warm weather and pattern of precipitation events will continue to support increased mosquito populations, especially those most likely to spread West Nile Virus. Residents should be urged to avoid mosquito bites regardless of where they live.
Mosquito Bite Prevention Tips include: