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Double Dose of Mosquito Spraying Set For New Bedford

City of New Bedford - The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has notified the New Bedford Health Department that a primarily bird-biting/occasional mammal biting mosquito has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in the area of Washburn and Logan Streets in New Bedford.  MDPH also rep

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New Bedford Target Of Mosquito Spraying Friday Morning

City of New Bedford - The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has notified local boards of health of the finding of EEE in a primarily bird-biting mosquito sample obtained from northwest quadrant of New Bedford. The sample was

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Mosquito Spraying Taking Place In New Bedford Parks Thursday

The Bristol County Mosquito Control Project will conduct targeted ground spraying early on the morning of Thursday, August 21, 2014.  This round of spraying will target the areas of Fort Taber, Brooklawn Park, Buttonwood Park, Hazelwood Park, Riverside Park, the Poor Farm Area, Clasky Common Park, Ashley Park, Ben Rose Field and Industrial Park

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EEE Detected In Wesport

EEE has been detected in Westport.

The town's Board of Health said Wednesday that state officials discovered the virus in testing of a species of mosquito called Culiseta Melanura, which feeds almost exclusively on birds

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Tourist Beware Traveling Thru Caribbean

Between honeymooners and vacationers, more Americans love to travel to get-a-ways like St. Martin, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, French Guiana, Guadeloupe and St. Barthelemy. These areas have been hit with a painful mosquito-borne virus that's been spreading during the last few months called Chikungunya

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Infected Mosquitoes Still Threaten New Bedford

Though the temperatures are beginning to cool, mosquitoes are still buzzing around.

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EEE Infected Mosquitoes Found in Bristol County

Rehoboth, Easton, Dighton, and Mansfield are the latest Bristol County communities where EEE positive mosquitoes have been found. The Bristol County Mosquito Control Project trapped the eight infected mosquitoes within the past week.

Control Project Superintendent Jennifer Dacey tells WBSM's Mid-Day

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5 Massachusetts Towns Urged To Curtail Activities For EEE

The Massachusetts Department of Health is urging five communities to curtail evening outdoor activities after the death of a Norfolk County woman from mosquito-borne Eastern equine encephalitis.

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West Nile Detected in New Bedford Mosquitos

Signs of West Nile Virus are popping up all over the Southcoast. The Bristol County Mosquito Control Project says mosquitos carrying the virus have been trapped in Lakeville, Freetown, Swansea, Fall River, Mattapoisett, and now New Bedford

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EEE Found in Massachusetts Horse

State health officials say they have confirmed the first case of Eastern equine encephalitis in a horse in Massachusetts this year and are urging precautions against mosquitoes.

The health department said Wednesday the horse was stabled in Belchertown

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