• West Nile virus found in Fall River mosquitoes


    FALL RIVER, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – The West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes collected from the area near St. Patrick's Cemetery in Fall River, the Mass. Dept. of Public Health announced Tuesday.

    St. Patrick's Cemetery, Oak Grove Cemetery, and the surrounding areas will be ground-sprayed between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. Thursday, weather permitting.

    WNV infected mosquitoes have been found in Barnstable, Berkshire, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Hampshire, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Suffolk counties.

    Residents in these areas need to consider their risk for exposure and take reasonable precautions during the prime mosquito hours of dusk and dawn.

    Anyone with questions regarding the spraying can call the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project at 508-823-5253.

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