Sudbury Community Is On Edge After Local Girl Diagnosed With EEE

Sudbury Community Is On Edge After Local Girl Diagnosed With EEE


STAY WITH WBZ ON THE AIR AND ONLINE THE VERY LATEST ON DORIAN. MOSQUITO SPRAY DAY HAS BEEN SCHEDULED. A LITTLE GIRL IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AND THE COMMUNITY IS ON EDGE EVERY TIME THEY LEAVE THE HOUSE. WBZ IS LIVE WITH MORE ON THE STORY. Reporter: THIS MARKS THE SEVENTH CONFIRMED HUMAN CASE IN MASSACHUSETTS. PEOPLE ARE WEARING THEIR BUG SPRAY COVERING THEIR SKIN. AFTER TAKING ALL OF THESE PRECAUTIONS THEY ARE UNDERSTANDABLY A BIT NERVOUS TO GO OUTSIDE. THE RISK WAS RAISED TO CRITICAL AFTER A 5-YEAR-OLD GIRL WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A RARE AND POTENTIALLY FATAL ILLNESS. I AM SCARED A LITTLE BIT BUT THERE’S NOT MUCH YOU CAN DO. Reporter: ENCEPHALITIS IS TRANSMITTED THROUGH MOSQUITOES AND THERE IS A LOT YOU CAN DO TO AVOID GETTING BITTEN. AVOID THE OUTDOORS, WHERE BUG REPELLENT AND LONG SLEEVES. IT COULD BE A. YOU COULD PUT ON EVERYTHING BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY. YOU ARE TAKING A RISK EVERY TIME YOU GO OUTSIDE. Reporter: CRUISE SPRING ON THE GROUND AND UP ABOVE. LET’S GO HONEY. Reporter: THIS WOMAN WAS HESITANT TAKING HER CHILDREN TO THE PARK TODAY. I DON’T THINK I WAS IN FEAR UNTIL THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS AND NOW THE THOUGHT GOES THROUGH MY MIND. THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS IT HAS HIT HOME AND THEN YOU HEAR ABOUT THE LITTLE GIRL. Reporter: THE 5-YEAR-OLD IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AT THE HOSPITAL ALONG WITH THE WOMAN IN HER 60s FROM EASTERNMOST OR COUNTY WHO ALSO TESTED POSITIVE. NEIGHBORS SAY THEY COULD PANIC BUT THEY ARE TRYING THEIR BEST NOT TO. ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. MOSQUITOES AROUND YOU AND THEY CAN BITE YOU AND THIS IS IT. YOU COULD DIE MAYBE YES MAYBE NO. I’M SCARED A LITTLE BIT. Reporter: OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES ARE PROHIBITED PAST 7:15 PM IN SUDBURY THEY ARE ALSO DOING

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