The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has announced four new cases of the West Nile Virus in Massachusetts this year. In total, this year in the state only from reported cases of infection with the West Nile Virus – 29.
According to Public Health Commissioner, Monika Bharel, the Western Nile Virus continues to circulate in the state, so the number of cases of infection can potentially increase.
“It remains important for people to use mosquito repellent and wear long sleeves to reduce exposed skin because mosquitoes will continue to be quite active, especially on warmer days with high humidity,” said the Commissioner.
The Massachusetts Public Health Department’s official release states that in 2017 only six cases of West Nile virus infection were identified, compared with 29 cases in 2018.
Department officials warn that people over the age of 50 who have an increased risk of developing serious illness are at higher risk. State health officials are urging residents to take care of their own protection and protection of their families through the use of effective anti-mosquito facilities.
UMCA continues to actively involve scientific and engineering potential in solving the problem of the spread of mosquitoes that are the carriers of infectious disease agents. The Association cooperates with domestic and foreign scientists, engineers, manufacturers and suppliers to develop effective programs, methods, technologies and means of combating mosquitoes.