The warmer weather means spring is finally here, but it also means mosquito season is around the corner. Public health officials in New England are urging horse owners to begin vaccinating their animals now for mosquito borne illnesses like West Nile Virus and the more serious Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).
With approaching warmer temperatures, public health officials in the region are ramping up surveillance efforts to deal with mosquitoes carrying both West Nile and Eastern Equine Encephalitis, or E
The season for mosquito-borne illnesses in western Massachusetts is all but over after much of the region received a hard frost over the weekend.
The threat of the mosquito-bourne illnesses West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis have caused many communities in western Massachusetts to limit evening outdoor activities until the first
The third human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in Massachusetts was confirmed Monday in Franklin County. The patient is under the age of eighteen, and is currently hospitalized.
Massachusetts Public Health officials confirmed the state’s third human case of West Nile Virus earlier this week – in the city of Pittsfield.
Connecticut will no longer be using dead birds to track the progress of the West Nile Virus, choosing instead to rely on 91 mosquito traps set up across the State. Dr. Theodore Andreadis, the chief medical entomologist at the Connecticut agricultural station in New Haven, told WFCR’s Kari Njiiri that the bird surveillance program has no longer become useful in accurately tracking the status of the virus.