BRIDGEWATER (CBS) — The risk level for eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) rose from moderate to high in Bridgewater and Halifax, the Department of Public Health announced Monday.
The risk level for East Bridgewater, Hanson, Pembroke, and West Bridgewater rose to moderate.READ MORE: Moderna And Pfizer To Expand COVID Vaccine Trials For Young Children
Eight Mass. communities have a risk level of high or critical.
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There has been one human case of EEE in Middleboro so far this year. There were 12 human cases and six deaths in 2019. Before last year, there were recent outbreaks in 2010-2012 and 2004-2006, DPH said.
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For more information about EEE, visit the DPH webpage.