Mosquito-borne Disease Evidence Prompts N.H. Towns To Spray

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Evidence of mosquito-borne diseases has been found in two more New Hampshire towns.

The Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) has been found in Newton and the West Nile virus has turned up in mosquitoes in Raymond.

Health officials said last week, EEE turned up in a mosquito batch in Sandown and a batch collected in Hampstead tested positive for West Nile virus. EEE was previously found in mosquitoes in Londonderry, Pelham and Kingston.

The Eagle Tribune reports emergency spraying is being conducted in Sandown, Hampstead, Derry, Raymond and Newton.

As of Friday, the state public health lab had tested over 4,200 batches of mosquitoes. Thirteen tested positive for EEE and 10 for West Nile.