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N.H. sees its first mosquito batch of West Nile Virus this season

U.S. Department of Agriculture

The first positive test was identified in a mosquito batch in Manchester.

New Hampshire health officials have identified the first batch of mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile Virus this year.

The mosquitoes were collected in Manchester as part of a surveillance program.

The virus was first detected in New Hampshire more than 20 years ago.

Symptoms in humans include fever, aches, and fatigue. While many people do not develop symptoms, in rare cases, the virus can lead to more severe outcomes like meningitis, according to health officials.

Dumping out water in items like old tires or recycling bins can help eliminate mosquito breeding grounds near where people live.

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