State officials say mosquito spraying for EEE working well
July 31, 2012 (BREWSTER) _ State health officials say aerial spraying in southeastern Massachusetts has reduced the mosquito population by about 60 percent, but risk for Eastern Equine Encephalitis remains.
Health Commissioner John Auerbach says people in areas where EEE-infected mosquitoes have been discovered are advised to use repellent and wear protective clothing.
You should also avoid nighttime outdoor activities.
A mosquito trapped at Nickerson State Park in Brewster tested positive for EEE last week.
No human cases of EEE or West Nile Virus have been reported this summer. Two cases were reported last year and a Bristol County man died.