A younger 5-year old girl has been released from the hospital, and she is among a dozen Massachusetts residents to be diagnosed with a mosquito-borne virus, eastern equine encephalitis.
The 5-year-old girl from Sudbury was discharged from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital on Friday.
She was recovering there after being released from Boston Children’s Hospital. She was diagnosed on Sept. 6.
State public health officials say three residents have died from the virus.
Her family says the girl will proceed outpatient care to maintain improving her mobility and cognitive functions, equivalent to long-term memory.
Authorities advise residents to wear insect repellent, cover exposed skin, and keep away from outdoor activities at peak mosquito activity times from dusk till dawn.