Massachusetts Department of Public Health has now identified Revere and 12 other surrounding communities as a moderate risk level for West Nile Virus
September 3, 2021
Due to two additional West Nile Virus cases identified in Middlesex County and new West Nile Virus positive mosquito results identified throughout the area, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has now identified Revere and 12 other surrounding communities as a moderate risk level for West Nile Virus.
There are some preventative measures you can take:
- Avoid mosquito bites: Apply bug spray when outdoors and be aware of peak mosquito hours. Consider rescheduling outdoor activities that occur during evening or early morning. Wear long sleeves, long pants, and socks when outdoors to help keep mosquitos away from your skin.
- Mosquito-proof your home: Drain standing water such as rain gutters and drains - empty any unused flowerpots and wading pools, and change water in birdbaths frequently. Residents are also urged to install or repair window and door screens.
- Protect your animals: Animal owners should reduce potential mosquito breeding sites on their property by eliminating standing water from containers such as buckets, tires, and wading pools – especially after heavy rains. Owners should also speak with their veterinarian about mosquito repellents approved for use in animals and vaccinations to prevent WNV and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).
The City continues to work closely with the Mass Department of Public Health to monitor newly reported mosquito-borne disease cases in the area and continues to work closely with Northeast Mosquito Control in providing weekly mosquito spray treatment. Residents are encouraged to visit https://www.nemassmosquito.org/home/pages/spray-service-request-form to request a spray service in your area.