Eastern Equine Encephalitis Detected

July 29, 2019

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Detected

2019-07-29

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about seven cases of the EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis) virus are reported in humans each year. According to them the disease spreads to humans through infected mosquitoes and can cause brain infection and swelling.

Recently several sentinel chickens have tested positive in Florida for EEE. These are chickens tested regularly for West Nile Virus and EEE because their blood can show the virus but they don't suffer the effects of these diseases.

Unfortunately the CDC says that in humans about 30% who contract EEE will die. Four to ten days after being bitten by an infected mosquito symptoms include quick onset of headache, chills, high fever, even vomiting. Even more symptoms include disorientation, seizures and can lead to coma. Even survivors can have lasting neurologic problems.





Also in Mosquito Information

Travel Warning Update
Travel Warning Update

December 19, 2018

Continue Reading

Expect More Epidemics Says the CDC
Expect More Epidemics Says the CDC

December 19, 2018

According to the CDC Mosquito bites can make you sick.
Viruses spread by mosquitoes are causing epidemics more often, including the recent chikungunya ...

Continue Reading

Finding Zika Mosquitoes
Finding Disease Carriers the Easy Way

September 26, 2018

Surveillance of certain disease carrying mosquito species quick and easy...

Continue Reading