Mass officials announce season’s second human case of EEE

This is a file image of a mosquito. (WLNE)

BOSTON, MASS (WLNE) – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced that laboratory testing confirmed the second human case of EEE in the bay state.

According to the DPH, it is a woman in her 60s, who was exposed to EEE in Hampden County.

As a result, the risk level in Wilbraham was raised to critical, and the risk level in Hampden and Monson have been raised to high.

Across the state, three municipalities are at critical risk, eight are high, and 20 are moderate.

DPH is continuing to work with local health departments to coordinate mosquito surveillance.

Residents are reminded to use mosquito repellent any time they are outside, and those in high-risk communities to schedule outdoor activity to avoid the dusk to dawn hours.

©WLNE-TV/ABC6 2020

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