West Nile case reported in Middlesex County – Wicked Local Concord

The state Department of Public Health on Friday announced the third human case of mosquito-borne West Nile virus this year. The patient is a resident of Middlesex County in her 60s. She was hospitalized during her illness but has returned home.
State epidemiologist Dr. Catherine Brown blamed this fall#8217;s unusually warm weather for prolonging the mosquito season. The risk will continue until the first hard freeze.
The other two cases were a Bristol County man in his 50s and a Hampden County man  in his 60s. 
In 2016, there were 16 human cases of West Nile in Massachusetts. 

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