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.
The state’s Department of Public Health lists several ways you can protect yourself and your loved ones from EEE and West Nile Virus.
Belmont, Waltham, Westport and Whitman have reported finding infected mosquitoes in their towns.
Summer is here and with it come the bugs – mosquitoes and ticks in particular. Bites from either can cause nasty illnesses. So what’s the best way to protect yourself?
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 National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch for just about all the suburbs away from and along the coast Friday night into Saturday morning.
So the big question for many will be – does this mean that all the mosquitos will die off and EEE and West Nile fears will end?
Massachusetts health officials say two more human cases of mosquito-borne West Nile virus have been confirmed, bringing the season total to 22.
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.