Second man diagnosed with EEE

Aug 17, 2019

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has announced that a second man has been diagnosed with EEE. This man is between the ages of 19 and 30 and lives in eastern Worcester County.

A young goat in Bristol County has also tested positive for EEE.

“The most intense level of EEE activity is still being seen in Bristol and Plymouth Counties,” said Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH. “However, in active EEE years, the virus may move outside of southeastern Massachusetts. This is evidence of that movement, and residents in the area of increased risk should use mosquito repellent and avoid outdoor activities at night.”

A second round of aerial spraying is being planned for later next week.

Across Massachusetts, there are now 19 communities at critical risk, including Wareham. Eighteen communities are at high risk, and 24 are at moderate risk.

For the most up-to-date information available on spraying locations, visit the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources Aerial Spraying Map