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Mosquito-Borne Diseases

A mosquito-borne disease is spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. West Nile virus and eastern equine encephalitis are two mosquito-borne diseases present in Massachusetts. 

About the Diseases

Learn about West Nile virus, Eastern equine encephalitis, and travel-related mosquito-borne diseases.

Fight the Bite!

Find out how to protect yourself and your loved ones from mosquito bites this summer.

The Cambridge Public Health Department leads the city's response to the risks posed by West Nile virus, eastern equine encephalitis, and other mosquito-borne diseases.


For general questions about West Nile virus and eastern equine encephalitis, please call 617-665-3838. 


Response to Policy Order #4, adopted 6/7/2021 on Mosquito Control in Cambridge.



Cambridge Public Health Department
119 Windsor Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-665-3800 (main)
617-665-3888 (fax)
617-643-0744 (TTY)

Hours: Monday-Friday:
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
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Derrick Neal
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