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State Warns Residents to Protect Against Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Animal Cases Confirmed in Two New Counties


October 10, 2019

The Pennsylvania departments of Agriculture and Health on Oct. 8 reminded Pennsylvanians to take every possible precaution against mosquito bites for themselves and their animals, especially horses.

Last month, the administration announced the confirmation of Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a rare mosquito-transmitted viral infection, in Erie, Carbon, and Monroe counties. As of this week, new cases have been confirmed in both Luzerne and Mercer counties.

“Pennsylvanians need to be vigilant and do what they can to protect against this deadly disease,” said Agriculture Secretary Russell Red...

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