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The Worcester area and the Pioneer Valley are experiencing more West Nile virus-positive mosquito activity than usual this year, and 59 communities now face a moderate risk of the mosquito-borne illness, state officials announced Tuesday.

There have been no human cases of West Nile virus so far this year, according to the Department of Public Health, which on Tuesday added 36 new cities and towns to its list of places where the risk of West Nile is moderate. In the rest of the state, the risk is measured at low.

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