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Phase I of mosquito virus testing began in Manchester on June 15 and will continue until August 1, and Phase II will last from August 1 to October 1. 

Essex will not opt out of the state mosquito control plan for 2021. If a documented public health threat arises in or near Essex, which could mean that multiple residents contracted EEE or West Nile virus, the state will begin emergency spraying. This occurs strictly in cases of a documented health concern.

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Summer is on its way, which means so are mosquitoes. The flying pests invade neighborhoods like an army, but they aren’t just a backyard nuisance with bites that itch. They also can carry dangerous diseases, including West Nile virus and Zika.  Most regions of the U.S. have issues with mosquitoes but knowing prevention and mitigation measures can stop them from mushrooming into a big problem, says Dr. Craig Stoops.

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The recent news about Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) being discovered in the geographic area around Manchester-by-the-Sea has us very concerned about our family, friends and our pets.  As a practicing veterinarian, I wanted to research any evidence about the affect mosquito bites might have on my patients in this geographical area. To date, I have not reported any cases of EEE at the Manchester Animal Hospital.  However, as the disease is becoming more widespread this season, we all will need to be vigilant.