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Information Regarding Mosquito-Borne Viruses Locally

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced that West Nile virus has been recently detected in mosquitoes collected from Northampton and that Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Amherst. Although there have been no human or animal cases in Northampton, the board of health strongly urges residents and visitors to take simple precautions, including limiting outdoor activities during daylight hours, using insect repellant and covering exposed skin. Read more information at