Pittsfield The Latest To See WNV

posted by John Baibak - 

The Massachusetts Department of  Public Health is confirming the presence of West Nile virus in a sample  of mosquitoes that was taken in Pittsfield.  

City officials say land  within a mile radius of Routes 41 and 20 will be sprayed with pesticide  on Thursday night to reduce the mosquito population and the potential  for infection.  

There has been one reported human case of West Nile in  Berkshire County since 2011.

(ZACHARIAS ABUBKER/AFP/Getty Images)

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