State will spray for infected mosquitoes
Aerial spraying will begin in 11 Southeastern Massachusetts communities to target mosquitoes carrying Eastern equine encephalitis.
EEE threat makes an early appearance
Southeastern Massachusetts residents are altering their activities and pushing for mosquito spraying because of eastern equine encephalitis risk.
(TAMIR KALIFA FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)
First EEE-infected mosquitoes of year detected in Mass.
Mosquitoes infected with Eastern equine encephalitis were collected earlier this week in Easton, and state officials warned that people are at risk of being infected through bites.
EEE risk is high in southeast Mass.
- The risk of humans being infected with eastern equine encephalitis by mosquitoes is high in several southeastern Massachusetts towns and is generally on the rise across that part of the state, the state Department of Public Health said today.
Mosquitoes at several sites test positive for West Nile
- The Mass. Department of Public Health reported findings of West Nile virus in two mosquito pools in Andover and one in Saugus last Friday, after identifying two infested pools in Malden last Thursday and one in Medford.
Mass. health officials raise risk level for EEE
- State public health officials this afternoon said more mosquitoes infected with eastern equine encephalitis have been detected in the towns of Raynham and Easton, a finding that has prompted them to raise the risk level for infections in people in several South Shore communities.