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August 13, 2020 2:25 PM

2020 Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Season Public Notice #1

Douglas residents are advised that the Town’s risk category for EEE has been changed from “low” to “moderate,” reflecting the State’s determination that risk factors have increased for the Town.

A mosquito trapped in the northwest quadrant of the town has tested positive for EEE. The mosquito was a Coquillettidia perturbans, the so-called “cattail mosquito.” This species is an opportunistic feeder, biting both birds and mammals, and is common. It is considered by some to be the primary vector of EEE from birds to mammals.

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