No human cases of West Nile Virus have been found in West Springfield or the surrounding communities. Less than one percent of people infected with the virus get seriously ill with symptoms that include high fever, muscle weakness, stiff neck, disorientation, mental confusion, tremors, confusion, paralysis and coma.
There have been no human cases so far.
"West Nile virus infection can cause a mild or moderate flu-like illness, or sometimes no symptoms at all".
They're also most active in September.
The virus was found as a result of a, "massive mosquito surveillance project conducted by the environmental health division at the Kent County Health Department".