Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, August 10th, 2004
Mosquitoes thrive in wet weather in the spring but the virus carried by mosquitoes tends to appear in Maine in late summer and fall, said Dora Anne Mills, MD, director of the Maine Bureau of Health.
"The season is just now beginning," Mills said.
Birds infected with the disease are the first sign that the West Nile virus has hit an area. Last year, 100 birds from 13 of the state's 16 counties tested positive for the virus, Mills said.
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