CAMBRIDGE (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) Massachusetts public health officials have confirmed a second human case of West Nile Virus in the state.
The patient, a Cambridge man in his 70s, was being treated at a hospital.
Last week, health officials confirmed the state's first case of the virus, another Cambridge man in his 60s. The man was diagnosed in late July. Health officials said the man contracted the virus out-of-state.
Threat levels for West Nile remain elevated in Cambridge and have been raised to "high" for Arlington, Belmont, Boston, Brookline, Somerville and Watertown.
Mosquitoes infected with West Nile have been found in 67 communities from nine counties so far during 2012.
Officials also announced on Thursday that a horse residing in Georgetown and an alpaca from Halifax have both been diagnosed with Eastern Equine Encephalitis. The EEE threat level has been raised to "critical" in Georgetown and Halifax. It has been raised to "high" for Boxford, Groveland, Newbury, Rowley, West Newbury, East Bridgewater, Hanson, Pembroke, and Plympton.