A mosquito sample collected in Wellesley has been identified as positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has raised the WNV risk level in Wellesley to MODERATE. The Health Department encourages residents to use common sense and take precautions to prevent mosquito (and tick bites) when enjoying the outdoors, avoid outdoor activities between dusk and dawn, drain standing water, and install or repair screen doors and windows. Please see the Mosquito Fact Sheet below for more information.
Experts are predicting another active year for mosquitoes that may carry diseases such as West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).