The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced that laboratory testing confirmed the third human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus infection.

Mass.gov  reports Across the Commonwealth, there are now four municipalities at critical risk, nine at high risk, and 18 at moderate risk for EEE.

The individual is a male in his 90s who was exposed to EEE in Plymouth County. As a result, the EEE risk level in Halifax has been raised to critical, and the EEE risk level in East Bridgewater and Hanson has been raised to high. All three municipalities are in Plymouth County.