Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)

Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is a disease caused by a virus generally spread to humans through the bite of a mosquito. EEE can cause severe illness and possibly lead to death.

Click below to listen to a recent Podcast on EEE from Infectious Disease Specialist Amy Jaworek, M.D.

EEE does not occur every year, but based on mosquito sampling, a high risk of occurrence of human cases currently exists in 2019.

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UMass Memorial Health - Harrington has implemented a ONE VISITOR  POLICY for all Harrington facilities (with the exception of the inpatient behavioral health units in Webster). Patient visitor requests for the behavioral health units will be accommodated where appropriate.  
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