The announcement comes in the midst of the first human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) found in Massachusetts this week.
In Swansea, there have been no findings of EEE, but West Nile Virus was discovered in a mosquito on Aug. 2. Neighboring Seekonk has seen four cases of West Nile Virus in mosquitos, including one found on Aug. 15, according to the Massachusetts Department of Health. EEE has been discovered in neighboring Rehoboth.
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