Westborough – It’s one of the downfalls of summer weather – insects that cause not just painful bites but also potentially serious viruses. Recently the Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced that that Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Westborough.
EEE is a rare but serious illness spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. While EEE can infect people of all ages, people under 15 years of age or over 50 years of age are at greatest risk for serious illness.
For more information and tips on how to protect yourself and your family visit www.mass.gov/dph/mosquito.