State health officials boost West Nile virus risk level

STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS BOOST WEST NILE VIRUS RISK LEVEL TO ‘MODERATE’ STATEWIDE

To date, there have been no reported human West Nile virus cases in Massachusetts, but state health officials on Tuesday, August 22 raised the risk level for West Nile virus from low to moderate statewide and urged residents to take precautions.

The decision to raise the risk level comes as 162 of the 351 cities in towns in Massachusetts are already considered to be at moderate risk for the virus.