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Spraying Begins In Auburn After Virus Found In Mosquitoes

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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Auburn Board of Health has announced that spraying will begin on Tuesday, July 10th after sunset.

The decision was made after a West Nile Virus positive mosquito sample from a testing area in the western part of town was found last week.  The risk level for West Nile Virus in Auburn was recently changed from low to moderate due to recent virus activity.

In response to this notification the Board of Health has coordinated with Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control to spray the area of concern to help mitigate the threat of West Nile Virus.

Residents are asked to close street facing windows and keep pets inside between sunset and midnight to allow a more thorough application.  Accidental exposures should not cause any significant concerns.  No precautions are needed the day after the application, all residues will have evaporated.

Additional information, including all West Nile Virus and EEE positive results, can be found here.

For questions regarding the spraying you may contact Central Mass Mosquito Control Project at (508) 393-3055 or the Auburn Board of Health at (508) 832-7703.