Bridgewater: Mosquito Tests Positive For EEE

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Mosquitoes which tested positive for West Nile Virus have been detected in Bridgewater.

Town officials say that the announcement was made by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health on Friday.

The sample was collected on July 31.

Officials say that as of August 6, 2018 there are no positive tests for Eastern equine encephalitis, more commonly known as EEE.

Residents are being advised to take preventative measures such as avoid being outside during peak mosquito biting hours which are from dusk to dawn, applying insect repellent when going outdoors, draining standing water around the home, and installing or repairing screens. 

About Dan McCready

Dan McCready is a South Shore native who’s happy to be back working in his home region. After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School, GO KNIGHTS! Dan attended Suffolk University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Communications. After college Dan worked as a standup comic and actor appearing in several theatrical productions, independent films, and worked as a background extra in films and TV shows including Fever Pitch, Underdog, and Brotherhood while also working as a weekend overnight DJ on Easy 99.1. Eventually Dan began covering the Boston entertainment scene for Production Live Online and, after being bit by the journalism bug, decided to further his studies at Northeastern University, where he earned his master's degree. Since that time Dan has worked across many media platforms for organizations including the Patriot Ledger, Cape Cod Broadcasting, and 1420 WBSM in New Bedford. Dan is currently residing in Milton and enjoys hanging out with friends, candlepin bowling, playing video games, and making videos for his fledgling YouTube Channel.