South Shore: Officials Warn Of Eastern Equine Encephalitis Danger

Eastern equine encephalitis, better known as EEE, is becoming a major health concern on the South Shore.

Dr. Catherine Brown, the state epidemiologist for the Department of Public Health, tells WATD News that two communities in particular of great concern.

 

While saying it isn’t common Dr. Brown says it is a major health concern.

 

Dr. Brown also provided some steps you can take to try and avoid mosquito bites.

 

For more information go to the Department of Public Health’s website.

 

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.