EEE risk level raised to high in two more southeastern Massachusetts communities – WCVB Boston

BEN: AND THIS IS JUST INTO THE NEWS ROOM, TWO MORE COMMUNITIES IN SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS ARE RAISING THE RISK FOR TRIPLE E. HALEY FAX AND BRIDGEWATER ARE RAISING LEVELS TO HIGH. 2 COMMUNITIES AT CRITICAL RISK, MIDDLEBOROUGH WHERE THE FIRST CASE WAS REPORTED LAST WEEK AND CARVER. THEY ARE LAUNCHING AERIAL SPRAYING. THOSE SPRAY ZONES. AND SEE THE FUL

EEE threat level raised to high in two more southeastern Massachusetts neighborhoods

Updated: 6:20 PM EDT Aug 10, 2020

The threat level for the Eastern equine sleeping sickness virus in two more communities in southeastern Massachusetts has been raised from “moderate” to “high,” according to the states Department of Public Health.The neighborhoods of Bridgewater and Halifax, both in Plymouth County, are now at high risk of EEE as of Monday. The newest statement by state health authorities brings the overall of Massachusetts neighborhoods at high or crucial risk of EEE to eight.The DPH also revealed Monday that the EEE danger in the Plymouth County neighborhoods of East Bridgewater, Hanson, Pembroke and West Bridgewater has actually been raised from low to moderate.Click here for EEE, West Nile infection detection in MassachusettsMaps for EEE, WNV danger levels in MassachusettsOn Saturday, the DPH, the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources and the State Reclamation and Mosquito Control Board announced that aerial spraying for mosquitoes will take place in specific areas of Plymouth County and a small part of Bristol County.The spraying is set to begin Monday night but is dependent on weather condition and equipment.The following 25 neighborhoods, situated in Plymouth and Bristol counties, are in the spray zone: Plymouth County: Bridgewater, Carver, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Lakeville, Marion, Mattapoisett, Middleborough, Norwell, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rochester, Rockland, Wareham, West Bridgewater and WhitmanBristol County: Acushnet, Easton, Raynham and TauntonResidents of these communities are encouraged to check out the states online aerial mosquito spray map for the newest updates.Eastern equine encephalitis is a rare however major, and potentially fatal, illness that can affect individuals of all ages.The EEE infection has been discovered in 46 mosquito samples this year and 80% of them are from species of mosquitoes capable of spreading the virus to people, according to the DPH.There were 12 human cases of EEE in Massachusetts last year, consisting of 6 deaths. There were 22 human cases of EEE throughout those two outbreak periods with 14 cases happening amongst citizens of Bristol and Plymouth counties.State health officials are advising all residents to use mosquito repellent any time they are outside, and those in vital and high risk communities are advised to arrange their outside activity to avoid the sunset to dawn hours to lower direct exposure to the mosquitoes most likely to spread out the EEE virus.PGRpdiBjbGFzcz0iaW5mb2dyYW0tZW1iZWQiIGRhdGEtaWQ9IjJiOTQxOWE2LWJkMzYtNDk5NS04ZTI3LTJmZmQzNTViM2VjZCIgZGF0YS10eXBlPSJpbnRlcmFjdGl2ZSIgZGF0YS10aXRsZT0iRUVFLCBXZXN0IE5pbGUgaW4gTWFzc2FjaHVzZXR0cyI+ PC9kaXY+ PHNjcmlwdD4hZnVuY3Rpb24oZSxpLG4scyl7dmFyIHQ9IkluZm9ncmFtRW1iZWRzIixkPWUuZ2V0RWxlbWVudHNCeVRhZ05hbWUoInNjcmlwdCIpWzBdO2lmKHdpbmRvd1t0XSYmd2luZG93W3RdLmluaXRpYWxpemVkKXdpbmRvd1t0XS5wcm9jZXNzJiZ3aW5kb3dbdF0ucHJvY2VzcygpO2Vsc2UgaWYoIWUuZ2V0RWxlbWVudEJ5SWQobikpe3ZhciBvPWUuY3JlYXRlRWxlbWVudCgic2NyaXB0Iik7by5hc3luYz0xLG8uaWQ9bixvLnNyYz0iaHR0cHM6Ly9lLmluZm9ncmFtLmNvbS9qcy9kaXN0L2VtYmVkLWxvYWRlci1taW4uanMiLGQucGFyZW50Tm9kZS5pbnNlcnRCZWZvcmUobyxkKX19KGRvY3VtZW50LDAsImluZm9ncmFtLWFzeW5jIik7PC9zY3JpcHQ+.

The risk level for the Eastern equine sleeping sickness virus in two more communities in southeastern Massachusetts has been raised from “moderate” to “high,” according to the states Department of Public Health.The neighborhoods of Bridgewater and Halifax, both in Plymouth County, are now at high threat of EEE as of Monday. They join the Plymouth County neighborhoods of Kingston, Plympton, Rochester and Wareham in the high-risk category.Carver and Middleborough, also situated in Plymouth County, are deemed to be at “crucial” danger of the EEE virus by the DPH. The latest statement by state health authorities brings the overall of Massachusetts communities at high or important danger of EEE to eight.The DPH also announced Monday that the EEE risk in the Plymouth County neighborhoods of East Bridgewater, Hanson, Pembroke and West Bridgewater has actually been raised from low to moderate.Click here for EEE, West Nile infection detection in MassachusettsMaps for EEE, WNV risk levels in MassachusettsOn Saturday, the DPH, the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources and the State Reclamation and Mosquito Control Board announced that aerial spraying for mosquitoes will take location in particular areas of Plymouth County and a little part of Bristol County.The spraying is set to start Monday night however is dependent on weather and equipment.The following 25 communities, situated in Plymouth and Bristol counties, are in the spray zone: Plymouth County: Bridgewater, Carver, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Lakeville, Marion, Mattapoisett, Middleborough, Norwell, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rochester, Rockland, Wareham, West Bridgewater and WhitmanBristol County: Acushnet, Easton, Raynham and TauntonResidents of these communities are encouraged to visit the states online aerial mosquito spray map for the newest updates.Eastern equine encephalitis is an unusual however severe, and possibly deadly, disease that can affect individuals of all ages.The EEE infection has been found in 46 mosquito samples this year and 80% of them are from species of mosquitoes capable of spreading out the infection to individuals, according to the DPH.There were 12 human cases of EEE in Massachusetts last year, consisting of six deaths. There were 22 human cases of EEE during those 2 break out periods with 14 cases occurring amongst citizens of Bristol and Plymouth counties.State health officials are advising all homeowners to use mosquito repellent any time they are outside, and those in high and important threat neighborhoods are advised to arrange their outside activity to avoid the dusk to dawn hours to minimize exposure to the mosquitoes most likely to spread the EEE virus.PGRpdiBjbGFzcz0iaW5mb2dyYW0tZW1iZWQiIGRhdGEtaWQ9IjJiOTQxOWE2LWJkMzYtNDk5NS04ZTI3LTJmZmQzNTViM2VjZCIgZGF0YS10eXBlPSJpbnRlcmFjdGl2ZSIgZGF0YS10aXRsZT0iRUVFLCBXZXN0IE5pbGUgaW4gTWFzc2FjaHVzZXR0cyI+ PC9kaXY+ PHNjcmlwdD4hZnVuY3Rpb24oZSxpLG4scyl7dmFyIHQ9IkluZm9ncmFtRW1iZWRzIixkPWUuZ2V0RWxlbWVudHNCeVRhZ05hbWUoInNjcmlwdCIpWzBdO2lmKHdpbmRvd1t0XSYmd2luZG93W3RdLmluaXRpYWxpemVkKXdpbmRvd1t0XS5wcm9jZXNzJiZ3aW5kb3dbdF0ucHJvY2VzcygpO2Vsc2UgaWYoIWUuZ2V0RWxlbWVudEJ5SWQobikpe3ZhciBvPWUuY3JlYXRlRWxlbWVudCgic2NyaXB0Iik7by5hc3luYz0xLG8uaWQ9bixvLnNyYz0iaHR0cHM6Ly9lLmluZm9ncmFtLmNvbS9qcy9kaXN0L2VtYmVkLWxvYWRlci1taW4uanMiLGQucGFyZW50Tm9kZS5pbnNlcnRCZWZvcmUobyxkKX19KGRvY3VtZW50LDAsImluZm9ncmFtLWFzeW5jIik7PC9zY3JpcHQ+.

Carver and Middleborough, also located in Plymouth County, are considered to be at “crucial” threat of the EEE virus by the DPH. The states first human EEE case was reported in Middleborough previously this month.
The current statement by state health officials brings the overall of Massachusetts communities at high or vital threat of EEE to 8.
The DPH also announced Monday that the EEE risk in the Plymouth County neighborhoods of East Bridgewater, Hanson, Pembroke and West Bridgewater has actually been raised from low to moderate.

There were 22 human cases of EEE throughout those 2 outbreak periods with 14 cases occurring amongst residents of Bristol and Plymouth counties.

On Saturday, the DPH, the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources and the State Reclamation and Mosquito Control Board announced that aerial spraying for mosquitoes will take location in particular locations of Plymouth County and a small part of Bristol County.
The spraying is set to begin Monday night but depends on weather condition and devices.
The following 25 neighborhoods, situated in Plymouth and Bristol counties, are in the spray zone:.

Citizens of these neighborhoods are encouraged to go to the states online aerial mosquito spray map for the most recent updates.
Eastern equine sleeping sickness is a major however uncommon, and potentially fatal, illness that can impact individuals of any ages.
The EEE infection has been found in 46 mosquito samples this year and 80% of them are from types of mosquitoes capable of spreading the virus to people, according to the DPH.
There were 12 human cases of EEE in Massachusetts in 2015, consisting of 6 deaths. The most recent EEE break outs in the Bay State prior to 2019 were from 2004-06 and from 2010-12. There were 22 human cases of EEE during those 2 outbreak durations with 14 cases happening among citizens of Bristol and Plymouth counties.
State health officials are reminding all citizens to utilize mosquito repellent any time they are outside, and those in high and crucial threat communities are recommended to arrange their outside activity to avoid the sunset to dawn hours to decrease direct exposure to the mosquitoes more than likely to spread the EEE infection.

Plymouth County: Bridgewater, Carver, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Lakeville, Marion, Mattapoisett, Middleborough, Norwell, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rochester, Rockland, Wareham, West Bridgewater and Whitman.
Bristol County: Acushnet, Easton, Raynham and Taunton.

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The danger level for the Eastern equine sleeping sickness infection in two more communities in southeastern Massachusetts has actually been raised from “moderate” to “high,” according to the states Department of Public Health.
The communities of Bridgewater and Halifax, both in Plymouth County, are now at high danger of EEE as of Monday. They sign up with the Plymouth County neighborhoods of Kingston, Plympton, Rochester and Wareham in the high-risk classification.