According to the Department of Public Health a "critical" risk designation advises those communities to consider cancelling outdoor activities and sporting events to avoid peak mosquito hours.
MA residents" risks for a potentially deadly mosquito-borne virus are now "critical, ' state health officials announced ahead of Labor Day weekend in a Thursday statement.
One case of Eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, has been confirmed in a horse in Ashtabula County.
The first 2019 reported case of EEE in MA was on August 10, a Rochester man who is still struggling to overcome it.
Holliston, Medfield, Brookfield, and Granby are now at critical risk for EEE.
"As we head into the Labor Day weekend and the month of September people should not forget to bring and use an EPA-approved mosquito repellent for any outdoor activities", Dr. Monica Bharel, the state public health commissioner, said in a press release.Читайте также: India excludes 1.9 million from Assam's final citizenship register
The state completed a second round of aerial spraying of Bristol and Plymouth Counties on August 25 to reduce the number of mosquitos; however, the Department of Public Health cautions residents that aerial spraying does not penetrate the tree canopy and does not entirely eliminate the risk of contracting EEE.
Human infection with EEE virus can cause serious illness affecting the brain.
To protect yourself, wear long trousers and long sleeves, stay indoors when mosquitos are most active, use repellent with DEET, and stay away from standing water.
Use insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus on exposed skin and/or clothing.
Use an EPA-approved repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and trousers and treat clothing and gear with Permethrin.
Drain Standing Water. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. So we're not at the level of an out-of-the-ordinary national outbreak yet, and EEE remains rare, though it seems likely 2019 will be an above-average year for the disease, which the CDC says is typically seen from late spring through early fall, with a few rare winter cases in subtropical endemic areas like the Gulf states. Keep children's wading pools empty and on their sides when they aren't being used. Horse owners should keep horses in indoor stalls at night to reduce their risk of exposure to mosquitoes. They advised owners to contact their veterinarians to discuss available vaccines and other precautions.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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