Second Cambridge Resident Diagnosed with West Nile Virus
State health officials reported today that a second Cambridge resident has been diagnosed with West Nile virus. The patient, a man in his 70s, is currently hospitalized.
The state’s first human case of West Nile virus this year was confirmed in another Cambridge resident on August 15. This resident, a man in his 60s, is recovering.
West Nile virus is a disease that can only be transmitted to people by the bite of an infected mosquito.
As of August 23, West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes in Cambridge and neighboring municipalities, including Arlington, Belmont, Boston, Brookline, Newton, and Watertown.
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