Mosquito-borne Diseases

Learn how to protect yourself from illness.

West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE or “Triple E”) are viruses that occur in Massachusetts and can cause illness ranging from a mild fever to more serious disease like encephalitis or meningitis. There are other diseases spread by mosquitoes that people may be exposed to when traveling in other regions of the world. These include Zika virus, Dengue fever, and Chikungunya. Learn how to protect yourself from illness below.

Contact Information

Address

State Public Health Laboratory
305 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Fax

Infectious Disease Division (617) 983–6925
Laboratory Sciences Division (617) 983–6210
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