Eight Massachusetts communities are at high risk for EEE, while 20 more are at moderate risk for the virus.According to the DPH, the EEE virus has been discovered in 65 mosquito samples this year, with over 70% of them in types of mosquitoes capable of spreading the infection to people.Eastern equine sleeping sickness is a uncommon however possibly deadly disease that can affect individuals of all ages. Last year, there were 12 human cases of EEE in Massachusetts with 6 deaths.All Massachusetts citizens are advised to utilize mosquito repellent any time they are outdoors, and those in high- and critical-risk communities are encouraged to arrange their outdoor activity to prevent the sunset to dawn hours in order to minimize direct exposure to the mosquitoes most likely to spread out EEE.The DPH stated it working with the regional health departments and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources to collaborate mosquito security and appropriate public health response activities.PGRpdiBjbGFzcz0iaW5mb2dyYW0tZW1iZWQiIGRhdGEtaWQ9IjJiOTQxOWE2LWJkMzYtNDk5NS04ZTI3LTJmZmQzNTViM2VjZCIgZGF0YS10eXBlPSJpbnRlcmFjdGl2ZSIgZGF0YS10aXRsZT0iRUVFLCBXZXN0IE5pbGUgaW4gTWFzc2FjaHVzZXR0cyI+ PC9kaXY+ PHNjcmlwdD4hZnVuY3Rpb24oZSxpLG4scyl7dmFyIHQ9IkluZm9ncmFtRW1iZWRzIixkPWUuZ2V0RWxlbWVudHNCeVRhZ05hbWUoInNjcmlwdCIpWzBdO2lmKHdpbmRvd1t0XSYmd2luZG93W3RdLmluaXRpYWxpemVkKXdpbmRvd1t0XS5wcm9jZXNzJiZ3aW5kb3dbdF0ucHJvY2VzcygpO2Vsc2UgaWYoIWUuZ2V0RWxlbWVudEJ5SWQobikpe3ZhciBvPWUuY3JlYXRlRWxlbWVudCgic2NyaXB0Iik7by5hc3luYz0xLG8uaWQ9bixvLnNyYz0iaHR0cHM6Ly9lLmluZm9ncmFtLmNvbS9qcy9kaXN0L2VtYmVkLWxvYWRlci1taW4uanMiLGQucGFyZW50Tm9kZS5pbnNlcnRCZWZvcmUobyxkKX19KGRvY3VtZW50LDAsImluZm9ncmFtLWFzeW5jIik7PC9zY3JpcHQ+.
BOSTON– The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is reporting the years 2nd human case of Eastern equine encephalitis.State health officials stated a woman in her 60s was exposed to the EEE virus in Hampden County.
As a result, the EEE risk level in Wilbraham has been raised to “important,” while the danger levels in Hampden and Monson have actually been raised to “high.” All 3 communities remain in Hampden County.In addition, the risk level in the Hampden County neighborhoods of Chicopee, East Longmeadow, Ludlow, Palmer and Springfield has actually been raised to “moderate.” The communities of Middleborough and Carver, in Plymouth County, were raised to important threat on Aug. 3 after a Middleborough kid under the age of 18 became the first Massachusetts citizen to test positive for EEE in 2020. 8 Massachusetts communities are at high threat for EEE, while 20 more are at moderate threat for the virus.According to the DPH, the EEE virus has actually been found in 65 mosquito samples this year, with over 70% of them in species of mosquitoes capable of spreading out the virus to people.Eastern equine sleeping sickness is a possibly deadly but uncommon disease that can impact individuals of all ages. Last year, there were 12 human cases of EEE in Massachusetts with 6 deaths.All Massachusetts residents are advised to use mosquito repellent at any time they are outdoors, and those in high- and critical-risk communities are advised to arrange their outdoor activity to prevent the sunset to dawn hours in order to minimize exposure to the mosquitoes probably to spread EEE.The DPH stated it dealing with the regional health departments and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources to coordinate mosquito security and suitable public health response activities.