Third Human Case of EEE Confirmed in MA

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The MA DPH announced the third human case of EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis) in the state this summer, this time in Plymouth County. Four municipalities are now considered at critical risk, 9 at high risk, and 18 at moderate risk for EEE; this includes several communities in Hampden County.

Because the disease is spread to humans through infected mosquitos, Natasha spoke to WWLP 22-News about the importance of eliminating standing water from properties—including in birdbaths and buckets—to reduce mosquito breeding areas. Watch here.