East Longmeadow's WNV Risk Has Been Elevated to Moderate
September 2, 2021
Due to positive West Nile Virus mosquitoes collected in a community adjacent to East Longmeadow, East Longmeadow's WNV risk level has changed to moderate risk. Additionally, the state reported their second and third WNV cases today. Both positive human cases are males from Middlesex County in their 50s and 70s.
Moderate risk means infection with WNV is likely or has already occurred. To prevent mosquito bites, wear an EPA approved mosquito repellent, wear long sleeves and long pants when the weather permits, use mosquito netting on baby carriages and playpens, and dump standing water twice weekly.
Please take the WNV risk map into consideration if you are traveling this labor day weekend. You can view the WNV risk map by visiting: WNV Risk Map Website
Find a tick on you? Mail it to get tested! East Longmeadow residents are eligible for $10 tick tests compliments of the Health Department & TickReport, visit:tickreport.com or call the Health Dept. at 413-525-5400 x 1103 for more information.