Mosquito Testing will Begin on June 14, 2021

Mosquitoes
Mosquito Testing will Begin on June 14, 2021

The 2021 Arbovirus season will officially start on Monday June 14th which is when mosquito testing will begin at the State Public Health Laboratory.

Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is a rare but serious disease caused by a virus that can affect people of all ages. EEE is generally spread to humans through the bite of a mosquito infected with the virus. EEE can cause severe illness and possibly lead to death in any age group; however, people under age 15 are at particular risk. EEE does not occur every year, but based on mosquito sampling, a high risk of occurrence of human cases currently exists.

For more information, please click here: https://www.mass.gov/guides/eee-in-massachusetts