West Nile virus risk in Pittsfield increases after third positive test

PITTSFIELD — The state increased the city's risk level after a third test of the local mosquito population turned up positive for the presence of W...

August 13, 2023
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PITTSFIELD — The state increased the city's risk level after a third test of the local mosquito population turned up positive for the presence of West Nile virus. The positive test promoted the state to upgrade Pittsfield's West Nile virus risk level to moderate, meaning 'infection with WNV is likely or has occurred' in humans, the office of Mayor Linda Tyer said in a statement. There still have been no confirmed cases of West Nile virus in humans in Pittsfield, according to the city.  West Nile was detected in a sample taken by the Berkshire County Mosquito Control Project near Cheshire Road in the city's Allendale neighborhood.

The Berkshire Eagle