WORCESTER - The Massachusetts Department of Public Health informed the City of Worcester’s Division of Public Health that mosquito samples in the Burncoat area led to a positive test for West Nile Virus.
In response, the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project [CMMCP] will conduct a spraying operation on Thursday, September 16, from 8 PM to midnight in the area of West Boylston Street, Fales Street, Burncoat Street, Quinapoxet Lane and East Mountain Street. Find details on the full spraying area on the Central Mass Mosquito Control website.
The Division of Public Health and CMMCP advise the following precautions for residents in these areas:
Residents can opt out of spraying in front of their property by visiting the Mass.gov website. Residents who wish to opt out should do so as soon as possible.
The Mass.gov website also provides additional information about ground spraying.
DPH advises these simple steps residents can take to protect against mosquito born illness: