NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — Health officials are warning the public that seven mosquito samples collected near New Bedford Business Park have tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).
Several other samples from surrounding communities have also tested positive, according to health officials.
The Bristol County Mosquito Control Project will be spraying in the area of the New Bedford Business Park, located off Philips Road, on July 26. Spraying will begin at 2 a.m. and continue into the early morning.
No human cases of mosquito-borne illness have been reported so far this year.