State’s Fifth Human Case of EEE Confirmed by Mass DPH

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The Mass DPH confirmed the state’s fifth human case of EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis) this season, a woman in her 60s who was exposed to the virus in Plymouth County. Currently, four municipalities are at critical risk, 10 at high risk, and 17 at moderate risk for EEE in the Commonwealth. Locally, Wilbraham is listed at critical risk, and Monson and Hampden are at high risk.

The EEE virus has been found in 65 mosquito samples this year, over 70 percent of them in species of mosquitoes capable of spreading the virus to people.  But as Natasha explains in this WWLP segment, there are easy ways to protect yourself. Watch here.