A middle-aged man from Middlesex County is the first person to be diagnosed with West Nile Virus in Mass. this year.
A 9-year-old horse impaled by wooden debris during the tornadoes that struck Massachusetts last week is expected to recover after emergency surgery at the Tufts University veterinary school.
State health officials say a third horse has died in Massachusetts this summer because of mosquito-borne Eastern equine encephalitis.
State public health officials say this could be a bad year for eastern equine encephalitis after a 7-month-old horse stabled in Middleborough had to be euthanized after developing the disease.