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EEE Threat Raised To “High” In New Bedford

The discovery of a Triple E infected mosquito caught in a trap at the New Bedford Business Park has prompted state health officials to raise the Triple E threat level to “high” in New Bedford.  The results will prompt another round of ground spraying in the city’s North End.  The Bristol County Mosquito Control Program and Mayor Jon Mitchell have worked out the schedule.

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Ground  spraying is scheduled for early Friday morning in the Parker Street neighborhood, and the Hicks-Logan area, after a mosquito carrying the West Nile virus was found there.  Mitchell is urging city residents to take some precautions as well.

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Precautions:

Wear long sleeve clothing and pants if outdoors late in the day, dump any standing water on your property, and use mosquito repellent.  Mayor Mitchell says he’ll continue to push for aerial spraying throughout New Bedford, in order to keep people safe.

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