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