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In this 2007 file photo, a scientists with the Massachusetts Department of Health State Laboratory Institute looks through a microscope at mosquitoes collected from Boston. (Lisa Poole/AP)
In this 2007 file photo, a scientists with the Massachusetts Department of Health State Laboratory Institute looks through a microscope at mosquitoes collected from Boston. (Lisa Poole/AP)

State officials say that a Massachusetts woman, the fourth person in the state to contract the mosquito-borne illness Eastern Equine Encephalitis, has died.

24 communities in Massachusetts are currently designated at critical risk for EEE, including Methuen, Hopkinton, Easton, Middleborough, and Wareham.

Communities across the state are weighing how to respond — with some banning all outdoor activities from dusk to dawn.

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Art Borden, chairman of the Carver Board of Health.

Sam Telford, professor at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, commissioner for the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project, and member of the state Mosquito Advisory Group.

This segment aired on August 26, 2019.

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