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What is arbovirus surveillance & mosquito testing in Central Massachusetts?

On June 15 the State of Massachusetts started tracking the arboviruses West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) across the state for the season. Arbovirus is a term to describe a group of viruses that are transmitted by…
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Mosquito Bites Itch And Sting But Can They Cause Death?

Almost everyone experiences itching after a mosquito bite.  The itch is a mild allergic reaction to the mosquito’s saliva causing our bodies to have a histamine response.  It’s usually just irritating.  Many homemade and over-the-counter medicines will reduce the itch…
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Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Central Massachusetts Is Alarming, But There Is A Bigger Threat Among Us

Eastern Equine Encephalitis has been in our news over the past few weeks. The third case of EEE this year was found in a Tyngsborough horse that died from the illness. The mosquito threat level in neighboring Chelmsford and Westford…
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How Serious Is Tick Borne Disease In Central Massachusetts?

Massachusetts residents are used to hearing about the risk of Lyme Disease in our area.  This time of year, there is something about Lyme Disease in the news almost daily. Most cases of tick borne illness are reported between the…
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