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Mosquito Season: Preventing Eastern Equine Encephalitis

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Last year mosquitos tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, or EEE, in multiple towns across the Cape and South Coast. There were a dozen reported cases of human infections across the state and at least three people died. What are we expecting this year, how can we reduce mosquito populations, and could climate change bring other mosquito borne disease like dengue fever or malaria to our region? Joining us to answer those questions is Gabi Sakolsky, Entomologist and Superintendent of Cape Cod Mosquito Control.

 

Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.