Human Case of Jamestown Canyon Virus in NH

NH DPHS Health Alert NetworkOn August 18, 2017, NH DHHS issued a health alert regarding a human case of Jamestown Canyon Virus (JVC) in New Hampshire.

Key Points and Recommendations:

  1. New Hampshire’s first human infection with Jamestown Canyon Virus (JCV) in 2017 has been identified. JCV is an uncommon arboviral infection that is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito.
  2. Healthcare providers should consider mosquito-borne diseases, including JCV, West Nile Virus (WNV), and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in patients presenting with compatible clinical syndromes.
  3. Laboratory testing for mosquito-borne diseases can be arranged by calling 603-271-4496 during business hours or 603-271-5300 after hours. Testing information is also available at: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/lab/documents/labrequisition.pdf.
  4. Healthcare providers should report suspected and confirmed cases of mosquito-borne diseases to the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at 603-271-4496 (after hours 603-271-5300).

Read the Full DHHS Health Alert