On the Frontlines of EEE: How an Entomologist Controls the Threat One Step at a Time

Oct 28, 2019

Gabby Sakolsky checking mosquito traps
Credit Photo by Laurelin Kruse

Summer 2019 was one of the worst on record for Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Massachusetts. Gabrielle Sakolsky is Cape Cod’s first line of defense when it comes to mosquito-borne disease. From the cedar swamps to the lab, her job is to search for something she hopes she won’t find.

This piece came to us from our production partners at Atlantic Public Media through their media training program, The Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole. Laurelin Kruse is current student in the workshop - you can find out more about the program at Transom.org.