First Human Case of EEE Reported in MA in 2020

by | Aug 3, 2020 | Health, Headlines, News

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health [DPH] announced on Monday, August 3, that it has confirmed the first human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis [EEE] virus infection this year through a laboratory test.

The infected individual is a 18-year-old man from Plymouth County.

Due to the positive test, the risk level for EEE has been raised to critical in Carver and Middleborough.

All residents are reminded to use mosquito repellent any time they are outside, and those in high and critical risk communities are advised to schedule their outdoor activity to avoid the dusk to dawn hours to reduce exposure to the mosquitoes most likely to spread EEE.

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