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State officials announce 8th human case of EEE in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced that laboratory testing has confirmed the 8th human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus infection, a man in his 50s from northeastern Bristol County. DPH and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) continue to emphasize that residents throughout the …

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Public Health Commissioner mandates immediate reporting of vaping-related disease to the Department of Public Health

Any suspected cases of unexplained e-cigarette or vaping-associated pulmonary disease must be immediately reported to the Department of Public Health (DPH) for the next 12 months, as a result of a new mandate issued today by Massachusetts Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH. As more cases of vaping-related pulmonary …

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Southeastern Massachusetts Aerial Mosquito Spray Details and Map

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources conducted aerial spraying for mosquitoes twice in southeastern Massachusetts; first from August 8-11 and again from August 21-25. Aerial spraying for mosquitoes occurred in New Bedford Friday, August 23 into the early morning of Saturday, August 24. …

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