Mosquitoes in Seekonk have tested positive for West Nile Virus, making it the second Southcoast town to find infected bugs.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced today that a sample of mosquitoes collected in Seekonk is positive for West Nile Virus.

This comes about a month after infected mosquitoes were found in Fairhaven.

West Nile can affected people of all ages, though those over 50 are at a higher risk for severe infection.

According to WPRI 12, the town of Seekonk is working closely with MDPH and the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project. People can request their property be sprayed by this project by calling 508-823-5253.

You can learn more about West Nile Virus and how to keep yourself safe as well as stay up-to-date on where infected mosquitoes are in the state at the MDPH website.

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