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Tuesday September 19th, 2023 :: 10:39 a.m. EDT


Health advisory issued for people who may be traveling to EEE affected areas.

The Hadley Board of Health has issued a health advisory for Hadley residents traveling to: Brimfield, Wales, Holland, Sturbridge, Southbridge, Charlton, Dudley, Webster, Oxford, Auburn, Millbury, Sutton, Douglas, Uxbridge, Northbridge, Grafton. These communities have been assigned a moderate or high-risk level for EEE.

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) is rare but is very serious due to the severity of symptoms.  Approximately 50% of people who contract the virus die from it and those who survive often suffer permanent neurological problems.


Use EPA approved insect repellents (list can be found here:

Avoid outdoor activities around dusk and dawn

Wear loose-fitting clothing that will cover exposed skin (thin and tight clothing such as leggings and athletic shirts will not provide full protection)

Repair window/door screens

Empty yard containers of standing water

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Hadley, MA 01035

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Non-emergencies: 413-586-0221

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