Manchester Detects More Mosquitoes With West Nile Virus

Aug 22, 2018

Additional mosquitoes collected Aug. 13-14 have tested positive for West Nile Virus in Manchester, N.H.
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More mosquitoes in Manchester have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

Manchester Public Health Director Tim Soucy says the additional batches collected Aug. 13-14 were found with the virus, which raises the community's risk level to moderate.

The Queen City discovered the first positive batch of West Nile Virus mosquitoes in late July.

If additional batches of mosquitoes test positive, the city may conduct spraying, Soucy says.

West Nile Virus is transmitted via a bite of an infected mosquito. For humans, it may result in flu-like symptoms within four to 10 days.