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West Nile Virus Positive Sample

Posted on July 20, 2023

A West Nile Virus (WNV) positive mosquito sample was detected in the neighboring community of West Springfield as part of ongoing mosquito monitoring in the region. Additional monitoring will be conducted in West Springfield and Holyoke. More information can be found here:
WNV is most commonly spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. More information about different types of mosquitoes that can spread WNV can be found on the MDPH website at

There are simple steps that you can take to protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites, and the illnesses they can cause.

Protect yourself from illness by doing simple things:

  • Use insect repellents any time you are outdoors
  • Wear long-sleeved clothing
  • Schedule outdoor activities to avoid the hours from dusk to dawn during peak mosquito season
  • Repair damaged window and door screens
  • Remove standing water from the areas around your home
Se detectó una muestra de mosquito positiva para West Nile Virus (WNV) en la comunidad vecina de West Springfield como parte del monitoreo continuo de mosquitos en la región. Se realizará un monitoreo adicional en West Springfield y Holyoke. Puede encontrar más información aquí:
El WNV se transmite más comúnmente a las personas a través de la picadura de un mosquito infectado. Puede encontrar más información sobre los diferentes tipos de mosquitos que pueden propagar el WNV en el sitio web del MDPH en

Protéjase de las enfermedades haciendo cosas sencillas:

–  Use repelentes de insectos cada vez que esté al aire libre
– Use ropa de manga larga
– Programe actividades al aire libre para evitar las horas desde el anochecer hasta el
amanecer durante la temporada alta de mosquitos
– Reparación de pantallas de puertas y ventanas dañadas
– Elimine el agua estancada de las áreas alrededor de su hogar

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