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First 2015 Case of West Nile Virus Found in Massachusetts

Public health officials say West Nile virus has been detected in a mosquito in Massachusetts for the first time this year.

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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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Four More Towns Ban Evening Activities Due To Mosquitoes

The state health department is advising four more southeastern Massachusetts communities to curtail outdoor evening events because of risk from mosquitoes with Eastern equine encephalitis.

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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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Swansea Suspends Outdoor Evening Activities

Days before a Norfolk County woman in her 80's died from EEE, the Swansea School Committee has voted to suspend all evening school sports and activities until the first frost of the season to protect students from mosquito-borne illnesses.

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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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More West Nile Cases Reported In Massachusetts

Massachusetts health officials say two more human cases of mosquito-borne West Nile virus have been confirmed, bringing the season total to 22. 

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Triple E Claims A Second Life In Massachusetts

A 63-year-old Amesbury woman has died of Eastern equine encephalitis. The family of Charlene Manseau tells The Daily News of Newburyport that she died Saturday from what they called complications from the mosquito-borne disease.

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17th West Nile Virus Case Reported In Mass.

State health officials say a 17th case of mosquito-borne West Nile virus has been reported in Massachusetts, nearly triple last year's cases.

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