West Nile in West Roxbury
The Boston Public Health Commission reports a mosquito sample from West Roxbury has tested positive for West Nile Virus, a couple weeks after Roslindale won this year's honors for first infected neighborhood.
There have been no confirmed human cases of the infection, but health officials say the sampling means it could only be a matter of time. They urge people to wear long sleeves and pants when outdoors and use insect repellent from dusk to dawn. Also, check those screens, turn over those unused flower pots and garbage cans, haul away those old tires and cover those kiddie and swimming pools when not in use.