Mosquito-borne Disease in NH 2017

On June 16, 2017, NH DHHS issued a health alert regarding mosquito-borne disease in NH for the current year. NH DPHS Health Alert

Key Points and Recommendations:

  1. Be vigilant 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.
  2. Remind patients to avoid mosquito bites by use of insect repellents and wearing protective clothing, and environmental reduction of mosquito populations.
  3. Laboratory confirmation of WNV and EEE can be arranged by calling (603) 271-4496 during business hours or (603) 271-5300 after hours. Forms and human testing information
  4. Report all arboviral illnesses, confirmed or suspected, to the Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) within 24 hours at 603-271-4496 (after hours, 603-271-5300).

Read the full DHHS Alert