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Mosquito-Spraying Continues in Massachusetts

The measure comes after EEE was found in two men in the Bay State



    Andover, Worcester, East Boston Being Sprayed for Mosquitoes

    Worcester, East Boston and Andover will be sprayed for mosquitoes after some insects were found carrying dangerous viruses. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019)

    More Massachusetts communities were sprayed for mosquitoes Wednesday, with further treatment planned across the Bay State.

    A second round of aerial spraying was conducted Wednesday in Plymouth County and Bristol County, a process that began earlier this month. Officials said the spray zone was similar to the first round, but added the towns of Attleboro, Mansfield, Marshfield and a small part of Abington.

    Additionally, spraying will begin Sunday in parts of Worcester County and Middlesex County, expected to continue for several evenings. Grafton, Southborough, Westborough and Marlborough will be entirely within the spray zone, along with parts of Worcester, Berlin, Milford, Millbury, Northbridge, Northborough, Shrewsbury, Sutton, Upton, Ashland, Framingham, Hopkinton and Sudbury.

    Health officials have been spraying as a preventative measure to decrease the chances of EEE and West Nile virus from spreading. The mosquito-borne viruses are rare, but can be potentially fatal.

    Mosquito Spraying Begins in Boston

    [NECN] Mosquito Spraying Begins in Boston

    After two people in Massachusetts were diagnosed with EEE, Boston has begun spraying for mosquitoes in West Roxbury and Hyde Park.

    (Published Monday, Aug. 19, 2019)

    Crews sprayed Tuesday in East Boston, Worcester and Andover. A day earlier, the Boston neighborhoods of West Roxbury and Hyde Park were sprayed as a precaution.

    Residents have been encouraged to stay indoors if they see crews spraying the aerial pesticide.

    One confirmed case of EEE was found earlier this month in a Rochester man. A second case was discovered in a Grafton man days later.

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