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New Bedford Undergoing Mosquito Ground Spraying Tonight

New Bedford's parks will be the target of ground spraying by the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project.

The spraying will take place early Thursday morning, between 2am and sunrise at Buttonwood Park, Brooklawn Park, Fort Tabor, Hazelwood Park, Riverside Park, Clasky Park, Ashley Park and the Poor Farm area, weather permitting.

Residents in the vicinity of the targeted areas may wish to close thei

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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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Photo, Tom Ervin, Getty Images
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First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported In Mass.

Massachusetts health officials are reporting the state's first human case of West Nile Virus this year.

The patient is described only as a man in his 60s who lives in Middlesex County. Officials say the man remains hospitalized, but is recovering

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Photo, Tom Ervin, Getty Images

Mosquitoes Carrying EEE Found In Eastern Mass.

Massachusetts public health officials say the Eastern equine encephalitis virus has been found in the state for the first time this summer.

The Department of Public Health said Friday that the mosquito sample was collected Tuesday in Bridgewater

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Jim Phillips | TSM

Downtown New Bedford To Be Sprayed For Mosquitoes This Week

Downtown New Bedford will once again undergo targeted ground spraying by the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project.

The New Bedford Board of Health announced Tuesday the ground spraying will take place in the area of Union and Purchase Streets as well as City Pier 3 between 2am and sunrise Thursday morning

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The Deadliest Creature On Earth Spreads Virus

The deadliest creature on earth has been causing us human beings trouble for a very long time! They kill over 725,000 people a year, every year!

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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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Triple E Infected Mosquitoes Found In Mattapoisett

Eastern Equine Encephalitis has been detected in a mosquito sample taken last week in Mattapoisett.

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EEE Found In Middleborough Horse

 

 Massachusetts health officials say a new case of Eastern equine encephalitis has been found in a horse in Middleborough, and are urging people to continue precautions against mosquitoes.
 
    The Department of Health said Friday it is raising the threat level to ``critical'' in Middleborough and ``high'' in nearby Plymouth, meaning people should cancel outdoor evening events there until the end of mosquito season

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Triple E Mosquitos In Freetown

Two pools of mosquitoes carrying the potentially deadly eastern equine encephalitis virus have been identified in Freetown.

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