Update on Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) mosquito virus:
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health states that Southbridge is now confirmed at high risk. It is highly suggested to the residents of the town to limit outdoor activities from dusk to dawn when mosquitoes are most active. When outdoors wear long sleeves, long pants, and socks to help keep mosquitoes away from your skin and apply insect repellent when outdoors. Get rid of all sources of standing water outdoors and fix any holes in screens.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Division of Epidemiology and Immunization at 617-983-6800 or toll-free at 888-658-2850, on the Mosquito-borne Diseases website, or contact the Southbridge Board of Health at 508-764-4252.