NH DHHS Identifies Season’s First Positive Test for West Nile Virus in Mosquito Batch in Manchester

Concord, NH – West Nile has been detected for the first time in a batch of mosquitos in Hillsborough County.

The NH Department of Health and Human Services say the batch was collected by the City of Manchester Health Department on July 20, 2022, as part of the City’s proactive surveillance program.

No human cases have been confirmed so far this year. Symptoms usually appear within a week after being bitten and can include flu-like illness including fever, muscle aches, headaches, and fatigue.

Many people may not develop any symptoms, or only develop very mild symptoms.

A very small percentage of individuals infected with WNV can go on to develop more serious central nervous system disease, including meningitis or encephalitis.

If you or someone you know is experiencing flu-like symptoms, including fever and headache, contact your local medical provider.

Korie has worked in the broadcast industry for more than 20 years. She has a news producing background dating back to 1996, with positions at WCSH-6 in Portland, Maine, WMUR-TV in Manchester and the Executive Producer for NH1. She returns to Binnie Media as the News Director for News Talk Radio. Korie and Jack have similar backgrounds in the industry, and currently Co-Host Good Morning NH with Jack Heath. Korie lives in Salem and loves spending time at the beach, the gym, watching the NFL and dining out with family and friends.