Email today from the Board of Health –
WEST NILE VIRUS RISK INCREASED TO MODERATE
the state has upgraded the ENTIRE state to the “moderate” level due to increase in activity re: WNV exposure.
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From: Officer, MRPC Duty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 12:08 PM
Subject: Situational Awareness: Statewide West Nile Virus Risk Level Change
To: MRPC Stakeholders
Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Subject: Statewide West Nile Virus Risk Level Change
Description: MDPH has elevated the West Nile virus risk level to moderate statewide. This wide-scale increase was driven by expanding and intensifying positive mosquito findings. A press release will be issued shortly. The majority of WNV human cases occur during August and September. Please take this opportunity to urge your residents/patients to take personal protective activities to avoid mosquito bites. Please visit results: http://www.mosquitoresults.com for updated risk maps and positive findings. If you have questions please call Matt Osborne at (617) 983-4366.
Regional Impact: Multiple communities across Region 4AB have a moderate risk for West Nile Virus exposure according to http://www.mosquitoresults.com, the Massachusetts Arbovirus daily update provided by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services
MRPC Activation Level: Steady-State Monitoring, non-activated.
Follow up: The MRPC will continue to monitor the State’s West Nile Virus severity in the region and will provide updates from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health as they become available.
MRPC Duty Officer
Email: email@example.com (not monitored 24/7)