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Department of Conservation and Recreation Advisory: Wells State Park and Campground

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STURBRIDGE – Due to ongoing eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus concerns, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will close Wells State Park and Campground on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 2:00PM to accommodate Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control spraying operations in the Town of Sturbridge which is listed as high risk level […]

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State public health officials announce four confirmed cases of EEE in horses

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Brookfield identified as one of four locations with identified EEE virus infection in horses. Risk level in Brookfield raised to critical; risk level in Sturbridge, Brimfield, East Brookfield, West Brookfield raised to high. BOSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced that laboratory testing has confirmed four new cases […]

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DPH: Sturbridge mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile virus

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Positive tests recorded in 2017, 2018 STURBRIDGE — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced Wednesday that West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes collected locally, including one earlier this month. Jamie Terry, the interim health agent for the Town of Sturbridge, told The Citizen Chronicle there was a positive result last […]