Alert from your Health Board

Beware of mosquitoes carrying seriously infectious diseases.

In last week's state testing of mosquitos carrying WNV and EEE in Western Mass, Hampden county had 23 samples testing positive,  although no human cases were found.  There were none found in Hampshire County.

Here are the basic precautions  people need to take to avoid bites:

* Eliminate all sources of standing water around your home and yard;  
* Avoid activities outdoors around dawn and dusk;
* Use repellants with EPA-approved ingredients;
* Wear long sleeves and pants of light colors.

  For further information visit: MDPH_Weekly Report_080221_BOH.pdf