For the second time this summer, the Massachusetts Department of Health has detected the presence of West Nile virus in mosquitoes collected in Edgartown.


A mosquito collected in West Tisbury has tested positive for West Nile virus, town and state public health public health officials announced Friday.

A mosquito collected from the Veterans Park area in Vineyard Haven has tested positive for West Nile virus, the Tisbury board of health confirmed Thursday. Town health officials said there is no cause for alarm.


A mosquito found in Oak Bluffs this week has tested positive for West Nile virus. It is the third infected mosquito found on Martha’s Vineyard this summer.

According to the state department of health and human services, the infected mosquito was collected Tuesday. Earlier this month, mosquitoes with West Nile were found in West Tisbury and Tisbury.

Consider yourself lucky if you are not part of the one per cent.

A mosquito caught on Monday in the town of Tisbury has tested positive for the West Nile virus, confirmed Thomas Pachico, health agent. It is the second Island appearance of the virus this year. The town was notified Thursday evening.