WNV Identified in Mosquito Batch in Manchester, NH

On July 26, 2018, NH DHHS issued a health alert with an arboviral illness update regarding a West Nile Virus (WNV) identified in a mosquito batch in Manchester, NH

NH DPHS Health Alert NetworkKey Points and Recommendations:

1. The first detection of West Nile Virus (WNV) in New Hampshire for 2018 has occurred in a mosquito batch from Manchester, NH.

2. Health care providers should consider mosquito-borne diseases, including WNV, Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), and Jamestown Canyon Virus (JCV) in patients presenting with compatible clinical syndromes regardless of the presence or absence of positive mosquito or veterinary testing in their community.

3. For more information about these mosquito-borne diseases in New Hampshire, please review our recent HAN: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/alerts/documents/mosquito-2018.pdf

4. Laboratory testing for mosquito-borne diseases can be arranged by calling 603-271-4496 during business hours (1-800-852-3345 ext. 5300 after hours). Testing information is available at: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/lab/documents/labrequisition.pdf.

5. 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 1-800-852-3345 ext. 5300).

Read the Full DHHS Alert