Capecodonline.com – West Nile virus has been detected in a mosquito collected this month in Falmouth, according to a posting on the website of the Massachusetts Department of Health. The Falmouth Health Department has posted a West Nile virus notice online stating that the mosquito was collected at a sampling site in the area of Woods Hole Road in early September.
According to the online post, the area around the sampling site has been treated by personnel from the Cape Cod Mosquito Control Project. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “West Nile virus is an arthropod-borne virus (arbovirus) most commonly spread by infected mosquitoes. West Nile virus can cause febrile illness, encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord).”
Falmouth coming in hot lately! The governor might as well declare a state of emergency and send in The National Guard at this point.
Like we don’t have enough problems on this peninsula. We’re surrounded by sharks, drugs are everywhere, Ticks have some new disease worse than Lyme, people are getting murdered in alleys, and now we add West Nile to the list? How the hell did a mosquito get all the way here from Africa anyway? Did he hitch a ride on that doctor that just got shipped back full of Ebola?
I’m not sure how I’m going to get it in the budget, but it looks like I need to amend my request to put a giant shark net around The Cape to include a giant mosquito net as well. On the plus side, I’ve been thinking lately that I need a new style hat to wear. I am officially declaring that these things are in now…The Real Cape
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