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  • Massachusetts has 2nd human EEE case

    Source: https://www.wcvb.com/article/massach...-risk/28666278


    Massachusetts has first human EEE case in 6 years; 9 communities at critical risk
    WCVB Updated: 3:15 PM EDT Aug 10, 2019
    BOSTON —

    A human case of Eastern equine encephalitis has been confirmed in Massachusetts, the first in the state in six years, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

    The DPH said laboratory testing confirmed the EEE virus infection in a man older than 60 from southern Plymouth County. State health officials did not indicate which community the man resides in.

    This is the first human case of EEE in Massachusetts since 2013.

    As a result, state health officials raised the risk level to critical in nine southeastern Massachusetts communities on Saturday.

    The communities on the critical risk list are Carver, Lakeville, Marion, Middleborough, Rochester and Wareham in Plymouth County and Acushnet, Freetown and New Bedford in Bristol County...

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    Source: https://www.southcoasttoday.com/news...goat-has-virus

    Second human EEE case confirmed; Bristol County goat has virus
    By Susan Pawlak-Seaman
    Posted at 5:20 PM Updated Aug 16, 2019 at 7:17 PM

    BOSTON — A second human case of Eastern equine encephalitis has been confirmed in Massachusetts, according to the state’s Department of Public Health.

    The department said Friday afternoon that a man between the ages of 19 and 30 from eastern Worcester County was diagnosed with EEE. The Grafton Board of Health confirmed that the man who tested positive is a resident of the town, WCVB-TV reported.

    A young goat in Bristol County also tested positive for the disease, raising the risk to critical in three additional communities within the county, the DPH said. They are Easton, Norton and Raynham. Most of SouthCoast is already listed at the critical level, DPH has said.

    Last weekend, a Rochester man in his 60s was diagnosed with the first human case in the state in six years. His family said Thursday night he remains in a coma...


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