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Why Mosquitos Bite Certain People More Than Others

Have you ever noticed that mosquitos tend to bite some people, yet leave others alone?

Dr. Phil Koehler with the University of Florida says your metabolism and your unique body chemistry play important roles in determining whether or not mosquitos are more attracted to you

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Plymouth County Man Stricken With EEE

State health officials are confirming a fourth case of Eastern equine encephalitis in Massachusetts.

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Third Case Of EEE Reported In Mass.

A third Massachusetts resident has been diagnosed with a case of Eastern equine encephalitis. State health officials said the patient is female, under the age of 18 and currently hospitalized. She was diagnosed in early September. Based on the latest report, the EEE threat level has been raised in several towns in Franklin and Worcester counties.

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Triple E Mosquitos Found In Mattapoisett

The Mattapoisett board of health is closing town-owned properties from dusk to dawn after 10 mosquito samples from the community tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis.

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West Nile Virus Claims Life In Worcester

State health officials say a Worcester man has died of West Nile virus, the second death from a mosquito-borne illness this summer in Massachusetts.

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Four More Cases Of West Nile Virus Reported In Massachusetts

Four new cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed in Massachusetts. The Department of Public Health had said earlier the cases likely were the mosquito-borne illness.

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More Mosquito Spraying In New Bedford

Mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus have turned up in New Bedford's South End, so officials plan to spray the entire peninsula early Friday morning.

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Massachusetts DPH Says Aerial Spraying Effective In Cutting Mosquito Numbers

State health officials say aerial spraying has cut the mosquito population in half in six southeastern Massachusetts communities. 

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EEE Mosquitoes Spread To Plymouth County

Massachusetts health officials say they have found mammal-biting mosquitoes infected with Eastern equine encephalitis have been found in the communities of Carver and Kingston.  Health officials have raised the EEE threat level to "high'' in Carver and `moderate'' in Kingston.

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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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