A mosquito pool in Hyde Park tested positive for West Nile Virus, the third such positive test in Boston in the past three weeks. As a response, health officials raised the alert level for West Nile Virus to “moderate.”
As we’ve noted before, West Nile has appeared in Boston every summer since 2000. There have been no recorded human cases of mosquito-borne illnesses – West Nile included – in Boston this year, Boston Public Health Commission notes. There were at least six recorded cases of West Nile last year.