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Topsfield Police Dept.
Friday October 5th, 2012 :: 06:58 p.m. EDT


Topsfield EEE update for Oct. 5, 2012

Friday, October 5, 4:00 pm

-Good news.

-This week’s mosquito testing in Topsfield indicates no positive results for either EEE (for the fifth week in a row) or WNV (for the seventh week in a row) in mosquitoes trapped in any of the multiple locations throughout town. This information was confirmed with State Epidemiologist Matthew Osborne.

- However, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health mosquito borne illness threat level remains “HIGH” in Topsfield due to the recent diagnosis of EEE in a horse in Essex. The threat level will most likely will remain “HIGH” until the first hard frost.

-Topsfield Fairgrounds received pre-emptive border spraying on September 21 and October 3 with another scheduled for late in the evening of October 5. Additional sprayings will be determined by surveillance and weather.

-Residents should continue to be vigilant regarding protection from mosquitoes, especially during the hours between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.

-Continue to visit the following websites for updates and links to the most up-to-date mosquito information and DPH recommendations on protecting yourself and your family from mosquito borne illness in “Moderate” risk areas: and click on “Public Health Information”,

-Encourage citizens to sign up for Topsfield alerts thru NIXLE via

John Coulon
Health Agent

Topsfield Police Dept.
210 Boston Street
Topsfield, MA 01983

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

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