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State will spray for infected mosquitoes

By Kay Lazar
Globe Staff / July 18, 2012
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Aerial spraying to combat disease-carrying mosquitoes is expected to start within several days in Southeastern Massachusetts, state health authorities announced Tuesday amid growing concerns about the early arrival of Eastern equine encephalitis. The decision to launch planes over 11 cqcities and towns was made after additional samples of human-biting mosquitoes were found infected with Eastern equine in Easton, where virus-carrying insects were also found last week, and in Lakeville. The disease can cause serious disease and even death.

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