Warning issued in Massachusetts, USA, against Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)

With the death of a horse from Eastern Equine encephalitis (EEE), health authorities consider the risk of infection with EEE virus to be critical/high in Belchertown, Amherst, Granby, Pelham, New Salem, Palmer, South Hadley and Ware. Travellers in this area can reduce the risk of exposure to this virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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