The state is reported to have initiated with its steps to combat against mosquitoes carrying eastern equine encephalitis, the preceding night. It has announced to start spraying pesticide in southeastern Massachusetts.
The levels of EEE found recently in mosquitoes in Plymouth and Bristol counties is the deemed to be the highest recorded since the past ten years, authorities have outlined. The sorting levels are claimed to pose as a major public health issues.
“This is a serious public health concern”, DPH Commissioner John Auerbach posted in a news conference in Lakeville, earlier this week.
However, there are no human cases reported as of now, but two horses are posted to have engulfed, as a result of the virus this summer.
The aerial assault against the mosquitoes are posted to cost somewhere between $1.5 million and $2 million.
There are 35 EEE-infected mosquito pools reported in the state, with 15 of them discovered to lie in the mammal-biting mosquitoes.
DPH has posted that officials have planned to spray all of Middleboro, Halifax, Plympton, Bridgewater and Rochester on Thursday. In addition, a major area of Lakeville, Carver, Pembroke, Hanson and East Bridgewater is also included in the list.