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 health department said Friday that the Suffolk County resident in her 60s was hospitalized.
A man in his 70’s from Plymouth County was diagnosed in late August, the state Department of Public Health announced Monday afternoon.
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.
A Norfolk County woman is the first person in Mass. to die from EEE 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.
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?
Marshfield Health Department officials say a 7-year-old child diagnosed with EEE is recovering well.
State health officials say a 17th case of mosquito-borne West Nile virus has been reported in Massachusetts, nearly triple last year’s cases.