First batch of mosquitoes tests positive for West Nile Virus

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Health Department says a batch of mosquitoes from Nashua has recently tested positive for the West Nile Virus, the first this year.

The department says there have been no human or animal cases of mosquito-borne disease so far this season in the state.

West Nile Virus was first identified in New Hampshire in August 2000. Last year, three mosquito batches tested positive for it in New Hampshire and there were two positive batches for Eastern Equine Encephalitis.

Both viruses are transmitted from the bite of an infected mosquito. Symptoms can include flu-like illness including fever, muscle aches, headaches, and fatigue.

 

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