HEALTH

Mosquito Tests Positive For EEE Virus In Massachusetts

Sep 20, 2018
 Close up of a female mosquito.
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A mosquito in Massachusetts has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis for the first time this year, according to the state Department of Public Health.

Lab test results amid a mold outbreak at Quaboag Regional Middle High School in Warren, Massachusetts. The outbreak delayed the start of school.
Quaboag Regional School District

Students at Quaboag Regional Middle High School in Warren, Massachusetts, are back in class after a mold outbreak delayed the start of the new school year by almost two weeks.

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States serve as "laboratories of democracy," as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis famously said. And states are also labs for health policy, launching all kinds of experiments lately to temper spending on pharmaceuticals.

No wonder. Drugs are one of the fastest rising health care costs for many consumers and are a key reason health care spending dominates many state budgets — crowding out roads, schools and other priorities.

Juliet Corwin.
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I'm proud to be among those who live with deafness. Yet I often feel rejected by some of these same people.

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