Deadly EEE virus confirmed in Massachusetts: officials call for vigilance

July 21, 2014 12:16 PM

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Deadly EEE virus confirmed in Massachusetts: officials call for vigilance

Mosquito-spread Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus was detected in mosquitoes in Massachusetts for the very first time this year, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) reported.

The Hinton State Laboratory Institute found the virus in mosquito samples collected July 15 in the Bridgewater town, which resulted in raising its risk level to moderate.

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