New Hampshire Department of Health Upgrades EEE Risk Level

Dr. Jose MonteroThe New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced on Tuesday a positive test result for eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) was found in a horse from Deerfield. The increasing risk level in Deerfield went from “Remote to “High. Towns surrounding Deerfield, including Northwood, Nottingham, Candia, Raymond, Epsom, Allenstown and Hooksett were raised to Moderate.
“Even though it is October,” said Dr. José Montero, Public Health Director at DHHS, “there are still mosquitoes around and therefore the risk for more cases of EEE and West Nile virus. Until there is a killing frost that covers the entire State it is important that people protect against mosquito bites no matter where you live.”

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