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Topsfield Police Dept.
Friday August 17th, 2012 :: 08:20 p.m. EDT
Advisory

8-17-2012 TOPSFIELD EEE - WNV UPDATE

August 17: Mosquitoes have been trapped in Topsfield this past week and none were found positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).

However, a pool of mosquitoes collected this week in the northeast quadrant of Topsfield tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV).

In spite of this, Topsfield remains at “Low” risk for mosquito-borne disease.

In “Low Risk” areas, precautions include:

 Repair all screens.
 Wear mosquito repellent when outside during times of peak mosquito activity (dusk to dawn).
 Wear long pants and long sleeves when outside during times of peak mosquito activity (dusk to dawn).
 Use mosquito netting on baby carriages and playpens used outdoors.
 Take precautions to dump any standing water where mosquitoes may breed including buckets, unused kiddie pools, old tires, etc.

NOTE: WEATHER PERMITTING, THE NORTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS MOSQUITO CONTROL WILL BE CONDUCTING TARGETED TRUCK MOUNTED SPRAYING LATE MONDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 20 IN THE NORTHEAST QUADRANT OF TOPSFIELD; NORTH OF ROUTE 97 AND EAST OF ROUTE 1.

For information on EEE and WNV, visit the Department of Public Health Arbovirus Page: www.mass.gov/dph/wnv .

Please continue to check with the Topsfield Board of Health Public Health Information Page for updated information.

Address/Location
Topsfield Police Dept.
210 Boston Street
Topsfield, MA 01983

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 978-887-6533

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