Health officials announce 10 new human cases of West Nile in Massachusetts

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Public health officials have announced 10 new human cases of West Nile virus, bringing the number of human cases in Massachusetts to 24 this year.

The newest reported cases are mostly older patients.

Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel the state has seen four times as many cases as last year. She warns that mosquito season isn’t over, despite the start of fall and cooler temperatures.

It’s not unusual to see infections in October.

People over 50 are at higher risk for severe disease. 

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