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Vehicles Spraying Neighborhoods In Boston For Human EEE



Following two human cases of eastern equine encephalitis elsewhere in Massachusetts, the Boston Public Health Commission will hit the road Monday night. In the last week, DPH has confirmed the first EEE case of a person in Massachusetts six years after a man over 60 in southern Plymouth tested positive. The man's family said he was a Rochester resident. The second case involved a man from Grafton who was between the ages of 19 and 30, officials said. The mosquito spraying took place Monday night in Hyde Park, with West Roxbury and the spray truck moving to East Boston on Tuesday night. The spraying will take place in neighborhoods near Orient Heights, including streets near Orient Heights, Boardman Street, Andrew Road and Horace Street. If the spray is postponed, it will be postponed to Thursday. Other communities are also taking action against mosquitoes. The ground spray happened overnight in Dartmouth, Easton, Somerset, Taunton and Westport. The city of Andover will mosquitoes in the area of ​​Abbot Street between 8:00. and 1

1 a.m. Tuesday. The area is restricted by Andover Street, Woburn Street, Spring Grove Road, Abbot Street, Eastman Road and Abbot Bridge Drive. If the weather is bad, the spray will be delayed until Wednesday. Andover officials said they plan to scatter the city's athletic fields on Friday with the fields reopened to the public the next day. Nineteen Massachusetts communities are discussed, excluding Boston. to be at "critical risk" for EEE, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Eastern equine encephalitis is a rare but serious and potentially fatal disease that can affect people of all ages. This year the EEE virus was detected in 288 mosquito samples, many of them mosquitoes capable of spreading the virus to humans. The most recent EEE outbreaks in Massachusetts occur from 2004-06 and 2010-12. According to the DPH, there were 22 cases of EEE infection during the two outbreaks, with 14 reported among Bristol and Plymouth counties.

Following two human cases of Eastern equine encephalitis elsewhere in Massachusetts, the Boston Public Health Commission will hit the road Monday night.

Last week, DPH confirmed the first case of an EEE in Massachusetts after six years after a man over 60 in southern Plymouth was positive. The man's family said he was a Rochester resident.

The second case involved a man from Grafton who was between the ages of 19 and 30, officials said.

The mosquito spraying took place Monday night in Hyde Park and West Roxbury and the spray truck was moving to East Boston on Tuesday night.

The spraying will be conducted in neighborhoods near Orient Heights, including streets near Orient Avenue, Boardman Street, Andrew Road and Horace Street. If the spray is postponed, it will be postponed to Thursday.

Other communities are also taking action against mosquitoes. The ground spray happened overnight in Dartmouth, Easton, Somerset, Taunton and Westport.

Andover City will spray mosquitoes in the area of ​​Abbot Street between 8am and 11am Tuesday. The area is restricted by Andover Street, Woburn Street, Spring Grove Road, Abbot Street, Eastman Road and Abbot Bridge Drive. If the weather is bad, the spray will be delayed until Wednesday.

Andover officials said they plan to spray athletic, city-owned athletic fields on Friday with fields to open to the public the next day.

Nineteen Massachusetts municipalities, with the exception of Boston, are considered to be at "critical risk" for EEE, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Eastern equine encephalitis is a rare but serious and potentially fatal disease that can affect people of all ages. This year, the EEE virus was detected in 288 mosquito samples, many of them mosquitoes capable of spreading the virus to humans.

The most recent EEE outbreaks in Massachusetts occurred between 2004-06 and 2010-12. According to the DPH, there were 22 cases of EEE infection during these two outbreaks, with 14 among Bristol and Plymouth counties.


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