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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

West Nile in Needham

NEEDHAM

Beware of bloodthirsty bugs.

For this first time this summer, mosquitoes harboring West Nile virus have been discovered in Massachusetts, state health authorities reported today.

A pool of infected insects was discovered in Needham. No human cases have been reported, the Department of Public Health said.

The virus has arrived in the state nearly a month earlier than last year, when the first pool of mosquitoes carrying West Nile was not reported until July 25.

Check the City and Region blog for more information.

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