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The Valley Breeze & Observer 09-05-2019

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6 NORTH COUNTY SEPTEMBER 5-11, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER that can affect people of all ages. The most serious EEE cases can lead to encephalitis, or swelling of the brain. Cases that do not involve encephalitis can result in symptoms that include chills, fever and malaise. According to the CDC, Massachusetts had the second highest number of any state of reported EEE cases over the past decade, with 10 cases reported between 2009 and 2018. Only Florida had more reported cases, with 13 cases reported in the same time period. State health agencies are asking residents to remain cautious and help prevent the spread of EEE using the following measures: • Put screens on windows and doors. • Avoid outdoor activities at sun- rise and sundown. • Use EPA-approved bug spray with one of the following active ingredients: 20 to 30 percent DEET; picaridin, IR3535; and oil of lemon eucalyptus or paramen- thane. • Get rid of mosquito breeding grounds by removing standing water from your yard and gutters. EEE From Page 4 Mountaindale, featuring TOM SCHENCK, left, of Glocester, and THOMAS D'AGOSTINO, right, of Putnam, Conn., performs at FloodFest. The 10-hour event featured food, drinks, arts, vendors and live music at Little Rhody Vasa Park in Foster, on Aug. 17. MINDY ALMEIDA, left, and JOHN ANDRE, of Manville, share their lunch with their dog, BO, at FloodFest. BREEZE PHOTOS BY BILL MURPHY SETH SPRAGUE, of Foster, climbs a pole at FloodFest. do you know? You're holding 1 newspaper, but we fill 5 every week! They're all at valleybreeze.com

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