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Problem Mosquito Carries Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)


October 10, 2019

The Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture and Health has warned Pennsylvanians to take precautionary measures against mosquito bites for themselves and their animals – specifically horses – as the rare mosquito-transmitted viral infection Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has been confirmed in Erie, Carbon, and Monroe counties.

EEE is a virus carried by birds. If a mosquito bites an infected bird it can then transmit the potentially fatal virus to humans, horses, and other birds.

Because of the high mortality rate in horses and humans, EEE is regarded as one of the most serious mosqu...

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