Massachusetts health officials say a sixth human case of Eastern equine encephalitis has been confirmed in the state, and the 16th of West Nile virus.
A girl under 18 was diagnosed with EEE in early September and is currently hospitalized.
A Worcester resident who was diagnosed with West Nile Virus in August has died.
A Beacon Hill woman was hospitalized with Boston’s first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus this year.
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.
State health officials are confirming a ninth human case of West Nile virus in Massachusetts.
Since two of the state’s four West Nile patients are from Cambridge, city officials are on the offense.
Massachusetts health officials say the state’s fourth case of West Nile virus has been confirmed and there are six more probable cases.
Massachusetts health officials say a Berkshire County woman in her 70s is the state’s third West Nile virus patient this year.
The declaration allows the communities to take measures, including spraying, to decrease the threat to public health.