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Tom Lyons, Department of Public Health

Public health people can sound like broken records during mosquito season –  this is particularly true when we get into August and we are constantly reminding people about how to prevent mosquito bites.  That's because right around now we start seeing more and more mosquitoes infected with either Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and with West Nile Virus (WNV).  Today we announced that more EEE infected mosquitoes have been found in the town of Freetown.  The season's first EEE mosquito sample was also found in Freetown back on July 20. 

Our goal is to keep you and everyone else in Massachusetts healthy this summer, so please do everything you can to prevent mosquito bites for yourself and the people you care about.  Please see our Public Service Announcement for our simple prevention tips. 

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