Mosquitoes in Bridgewater have tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus, Mass. Department of Public Health announced on Friday.
Massachusetts health officials say a new case of Eastern equine encephalitis has been found in a horse in Middleborough, and are urging people to continue precautions against mosquitoes.
The alert level in the town has been increased to high since an 85-year-old resident became the first person to die from the EEE virus this year.
The EEE virus has claimed the life of an 85-year-old Weymouth woman.
A Norfolk County woman is the first person in Mass. to die from EEE this year.
The DPH says the woman, a resident of Norfolk County in her 80s, was hospitalized in mid-August and died several days later.
Spraying in Exeter, New Hampshire started Tuesday morning near Brickyard Pond and the fields across the street after a batch of mosquitoes found nearby tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).
The New Hampshire Health Department says a batch of mosquitoes in Exeter has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, the first finding of the virus in the state this year.
State health officials say they have confirmed the first case of Eastern equine encephalitis in a horse in Massachusetts this year and are urging precautions against mosquitoes.
The state health department says this summer’s first mosquitoes testing positive for Eastern equine encephalitis have been confirmed in Amherst.