Alert for Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Massachusetts, USA

Health authorities in Massachusetts have issued an alert for several “critical” towns in the state following the isolation of the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus in horses. The risk level is considered high for the towns of Westminster, Fitchburg, Leominster, Princeton, Hubbardston, Gardner, and Ashburnham.

Although there have been no human cases, people visiting this area for any period of time should take every precaution to avoid mosquito bites.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Encephalitis.

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