West Nile Virus http://nhpr.org en N.H. Mosquitoes Test Negative For West Nile Virus...So Far http://nhpr.org/post/nh-mosquitoes-test-negative-west-nile-virusso-far <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">While mosquitoes in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Vermont have tested positive for West Nile Virus, so far, Granite State bugs are coming up clean. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p>The state doesn’t start testing mosquitoes until the first of July.&nbsp; Vector Borne Disease Surveillance Coordinator Whitney Howe says that’s because it usually takes a few extra weeks for New Hampshire to heat up into good mosquito habitat.&nbsp; And while it’s been a wet summer, Howe says that’s not a guarantee we’ll see an uptick in West Nile cases.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 21:43:17 +0000 Amanda Loder 31898 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Mosquitoes Test Negative For West Nile Virus...So Far Triple E Virus Threatens N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/triple-e-virus-threatens-nh <p></p><p>State health officials announced today that three animals have tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis.&nbsp;</p><p>Along with two emus in Fitzwilliam and a horse in Derry, a&nbsp;man in northeastern Massachusetts has also tested positive for the mosquito-borne virus. Officials are warning residents of Seabrook, South Hampton and Newton to be on alert.</p><p>Jose Montero is the state’s Director of Public Health.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 20:42:05 +0000 Todd Bookman 13305 at http://nhpr.org Triple E Virus Threatens N.H. Mosquitoes Become Latest Public Health Battle http://nhpr.org/post/mosquitoes-become-latest-public-health-battle <p></p><p>Mosquitoes get West Nile Virus from birds, and then they give it to us. It’s Ryan Naujoks's job to stop that. He works for Dragon Mosquito Control, a private company that municipalities like Derry hire to spray insecticides.</p><p>"I’m at Rider Field right now, and everything is locked up," Naujoks&nbsp;says over the phone. "Rider Field…"</p><p>Eventually, someone from the Town of Derry comes and unlocks the gates. Naujoks fires up the sprayer.</p><p>The truck makes a lap around the field emitting a small puff of white smoke.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Todd Bookman 11781 at http://nhpr.org Mosquitoes Become Latest Public Health Battle First Case of West Nile Virus Reported in State http://nhpr.org/post/first-case-west-nile-virus-reported-state <p>Health officials announced today that a Manchester resident has been infected with West Nile Virus.</p><p>It’s the first confirmed infection since September, 2010 in New Hampshire.</p><p>West Nile Virus first appeared in the state in 2000. Since then, four other humans have contracted the mosquito-borne virus.</p><p>National data from the CDC shows that the number of confirmed cases has risen dramatically in recent weeks.</p><p>There have also been 41 deaths; more than half in the state of Texas, where over 500 cases have been reported.</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 21:55:53 +0000 Todd Bookman 11398 at http://nhpr.org First Case of West Nile Virus Reported in State DHHS: West Nile Virus Found in 26 Mosquito Batches http://nhpr.org/post/dhhs-west-nile-virus-found-26-mosquito-batches <p>Eighteen new batches of mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus in the greater Manchester, Nashua and Salem areas.</p><p></p><p>The state epidemiologist says this is the first announcement of West Nile Virus from the state this year. The city of Manchester has already reported 8 mosquito batches that tested positive. That brings the state total so far to 26, 23 in Manchester alone. 2 batches tested positive in Nashua and 1 in Salem.</p><p>Last year New Hampshire only found a total of 9 positive batches.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 21:08:55 +0000 Ryan Lessard 10423 at http://nhpr.org DHHS: West Nile Virus Found in 26 Mosquito Batches