Press Release: Freetown Resident Passes Away After Contracting EEE

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The Town of Freetown is saddened to learn that one of our residents has passed away after contracting EEE.

Our most sincere sympathy, thoughts and prayers go out to the victim, to their family and their loved ones. 

At this time we would like to remind our residents to be vigilant when going outdoors.  The Board of Health recommends the following for all residents who are outside, especially during dusk to dawn hours:

  1. Use bug spray with DEET
  2. Wear long sleeves and pants
  3. Drain standing water on your property
  4. Fix screens on windows and doors

Updates to the ongoing situation with EEE is posted regularly on the Town of Freetown’s website:


Address:        Derek Macedo, Board of Health Agent, Town of Freetown Board of Health, 3 North Main Street, Assonet, MA 02702

                        Telephone:    508-644-2202, extension 3

                        E-Mail:            [email protected]