New Hampshire news about eastern equine encephalitis is getting more intense.
A horse in Derry had a positive EEE result over week ago, and now a second horse has returned a positive test as well. This latest diagnosis is from Ossipee, New Hampshire.
Officials have identified 13 separate mosquito locations that have yielded positive tests for West Nile virus and another 20 mosquito batches have brought back positive results for EEE.
New Hampshire also has a confirmed human test result for the West Nile virus, the location of which has been identified as Chesterfield.
These test results raise the risk level in New Hampshire, especially in Derry and Ossipee, from the remote danger classification to the “high” level. The towns nearby, including Brookfield, Effingham, Freedom, Madison, Moultonborough, Tamworth, Tuftonborough, Wakefield and Wolfeboro have been increased to a “moderate” risk level.
Public health director Dr. Jose Montero advises all residents of New Hampshire to protect themselves against mosquito exposure and bites until there has been a killing frost throughout the state.
View the videos with this article to learn more. Click here to view "Amherst event postponed indefinitely due to EEE threat." Even though this video is in Massachusetts, it discusses protective measures that are good in any state.
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