Another case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) reported in Massachusetts, USA

With the reporting of the 4th human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in Massachusetts, health authorities have raised the risk level to “high” for residents in Duxbury, Marshfield, Norwell, and Plymouth. All outdoor evening events should be cancelled until the 1st hard frost. EEE is transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitoes that acquire the virus from birds. As the summer progresses and more mosquitoes are present, the risk of exposure to EEE increases for humans. Travellers in the area where the virus has been found can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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