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The Boston Globe

Health & wellness

Mosquitoes spreading fear, new challenges

Longtime Newbury residents cannot remember the last time their North Shore town was on high alert for risk of infection from mosquito-borne Eastern equine encephalitis, prompting cancellation of outdoor activities at night.

In Cambridge, health officials have discussed spraying pesticide for the first time in 12 years to kill mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus after two residents were recently sickened by the disease.

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