Bridgewater: EEE confirmed in mosquitoes

Massachusetts public health officials say the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus has been found in the state for the first time this summer.

The Dr. Catherine Brown at the Department of Public Health told WATD that a mosquito sample collected July 15 in Bridgewater tested positive for the virus.

She said the finding raises the town’s risk level to moderate, and that people should take precautions against mosquito bites but don’t need to avoid outside events in the evening.

There have been no human cases this year of EEE or West Nile virus.

There was one EEE case in Massachusetts last year.


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