Some public health officials are now saying the coast in clear in their towns after a hard frost has limited the amount of mosquitoes and reduced the threat of West Nile and EEE.
The threat level for EEE has been raised to “critical” in Essex and Hamilton after the fifth case of EEE was confirmed in an Essex horse Monday.
The state is raising the risk of EEE in six towns, and launching a new round of aerial spraying.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis has been found in mosquitoes in Canton.
Heath officials have found mosquitoes that tested positive for West Nile Virus in Boston for the first time this summer.
A woman between 40 and 64 years old from Norfolk County has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus, according to the state’s Department of Public Health.
A woman from Worcester County has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus, the state’s Department of Public Health announced on Monday.
The state Department of Public Health said Tuesday there are five new cases of measles in Massachusetts.
Officials have confirmed a case of swine flu on the Cape.
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