4th EEE Death In Massachusetts


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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Taunton town officials, along with the family 58-year-old Scott Mosman, confirm he has become the fourth Massachusetts resident to die from Eastern Equine Encephalitis.

Mosman lost his battle with the mosquito-borne virus Friday, after being diagnosed more than a month ago.

When asked about the state of mosquito activity right now, Executive Director of Taunton's Board of Health Heather Gallant says, "There's been a drop in the activity with the cooler weather, but they're definitely not gone yet. We need what they call a killing frost, which is below 28 degrees Fahrenheit for several hours. So we're not there yet."

WBZ NewsRadio's Kendall Buhl (@KBuhlWBZ) reports

12 human cases of EEE have been recorded in the state this year.

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