State cites presence of West Nile virus

The state Department of Public Health says the West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Boxborough. It is encouraging residents to take precautions to prevent the spread of the virus, which is most commonly transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. Residents should be particularly aware during the peak mosquito hours between dusk and dawn, and wear protective clothing and use bug repellent while outside, drain standing water, and repair broken windows or screens.