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.
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.