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West Nile Virus Detected in Massachusetts

Health officials found the virus in mosquitos in Auburn and Worcester.

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Health officials detected West Nile Virus in mosquitos from Auburn and Worcester last week, the state Department of Public Health announced. No human cases have been reported yet, but officials warned locals to  avoid bites by using effective insect repellent, wearing long pants and sleeves, and avoiding being outdoors at dawn and dusk if possible.