A Massachusetts man who contracted EEE has died. Health officials say the man in his 70s was admitted to the hospital in early August and died several days later.
The number of mosquitoes found carrying EEE or West Nile has likely reached record levels in the state this year, according to state public health officials.
The Department of Public Health launched planes to spray pesticide over Bridgewater, Easton, Norton, Raynham, Taunton and West Bridgewater.
Officials said Friday that they will conduct their second spraying of the summer Monday evening after 7 p.m. They said the time and date could change based on weather conditions.
Campers at the popular Nickerson State Park are taking precautions after a mosquito tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis.
The Department of Public Health has confirmed that a Missouri woman contracted Eastern Equine Encephalitis while visiting Raynham.
Mosquitoes with eastern equine encephalitis continue to turn up in southeastern areas of Massachusetts.
Mosquitoes with the West Nile Virus have been found in Quincy and Cohasset.
With the mosquito population expected to flourish this year, crews have already begun spraying in southern New Hampshire.
West Nile Virus has surfaced in Winthrop. Mosquito spraying will begin Monday. State health officials have been predicting a tough season for viruses, given the wet spring and current hot spell.