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EEE risk in Fall River continues to be elevated

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The risk of EEE in Fall River continues to be elevated according to authorities.

The City of Fall River, through Director of Health and Human Services Tess Curran, issued a statement to alert residents to continue taking precautions.

Residents should continue to protect themselves from mosquito bites by staying indoors during peak mosquito hours (dusk – dawn), applying insect repellent when outdoors, draining standing water where mosquitoes breed, and repairing screens in doors and windows.

400 mosquitoes have tested positive for EEE in Massachusetts with 9 animals and 7 humans testing positive for the virus.

Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus activity has been detected in Barnstable, Bristol, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Worcester counties.

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