N.H. officials say EEE found in horse

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CONCORD, N.H. (MyFoxBoston.com) – New Hampshire health officials say a new case of Eastern equine encephalitis has been found in a horse in Ossipee.

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday this finding raises  the  risk  level  for the town of Ossipee from remote to high. The surrounding towns of Tamworth, Madison, Freedom, Effingham, Wakefield, Brookfield, Wolfeboro, Tuftonborough, and Moultonborough will increase to moderate risk level.

So far this season, the state's public health Lab has tested 4,717 batches  of mosquitoes. Of those, 20 tested positive for EEE and 13 tested positive for West Nile Virus. One person was diagnosed with WNV and another horse has tested positive for EEE.

Questions about  EEE and WNV can be answered by calling the toll-free EEE/West Nile Virus  hotline at 1-866-273-6453. You can also find the latest arboviral extensive information about both diseases on the DHHS website at www.dhhs.nh.gov.