4 Cases of Chikungunya Reported in Boston

Posted by AllGreen on July 11, 2014

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We all know that West Nile virus and EEE are common viruses that are spread by mosquitoes and both can be quite problematic and dangerous. West Nile virus spread throughout the U.S. throughout the 2000s and now, it seems that we may be faced with a new mosquito-borne virus. As we discussed in our last blog, the mosquito-borne virus called “chikungunya” had its first reported case in the U.S. when a man from North Carolina was reported as having been infected by a virus while on vacation in the Caribbean.

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Now, however, there are four cases of the virus being reported right here in Boston so mosquito control in MA is more important than ever. Let AllGreen help you avoid being bitten by mosquitoes this summer with one of our mosquito control plans. Even the experts are currently encouraging MA residents to take measures to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

In an article published by the Boston Globe entitled “4 cases of viral disease reported, officials say,” Dr. Anita Barry, director of the Boston Public Health Commission’s Infectious Disease Bureau, is quoted as saying, “We really wanted the health care providers to be aware that they should be advising some precautions for people. We encourage people to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes, to use repellents, and if weather conditions are OK, to wear long sleeves and long pants.”

Unfortunately, the chikungunya virus may just spread across the U.S. in ways similar to how West Nile virus spread throughout the country during the last decade. Protect you, your friends and your family with professional and effective mosquito control in MA today!

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