Arboviral Disease in NH 2016

Potential arboviral disease carrier!The NH DHHS issued a health alert on July 6, regarding arboviral disease in New Hampshire.

NH Division of Public Health Services (NH DPHS) recommends:

1. Vigilance during the summer months to consider mosquito-borne diseases, including West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), among patients with compatible clinical features. Laboratory confirmation should be arranged by calling (603) 271-4496 during business hours or (603) 271-5300 after hours. Forms and human testing information are available.

2. Remind patients to avoid mosquito bites by use of insect repellents and wearing protective clothing, and environmental reduction of mosquito populations.

3. Report all arboviral illnesses, confirmed or suspected, to the Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) within 24 hours at 603-271-4496 (after hours 1-800-852-3345, x5300).

Read the full DHHS alert