eastern equine encephalitis

Additional EEE Case In Michigan; Aerial Spraying Continues

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has been confirmed in an additional horse in St. Joseph County, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reports. To help combat the disease, which is carried by mosquitoes, more than 328,000 acres have been sprayed with insecticide dropped from planes. The most-recent equine case of EEE presented with symptoms on […]

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Massachusetts SPCA Launches Emergency Clinic For EEE Vaccines

Seven horses that tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in Massachusetts were euthanized this month and officials say none of them had been vaccinated for the mosquito-carried disease. The infected horses were in Brookfield, Granby, Holliston, Medfield, Mendon, Methuen and Uxbridge counties. In response to this, the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty […]

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EEE In Florida: 18 Horses Dead

At least 18 horses in Florida have been euthanized because of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), reports the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. These following counties have been affected since February 2019: Bay, Calhoun, Citrus, Columbia, Desoto, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Levy, Madison, Palm Beach, Pasco, Putnam and Washington. The following counties had horses that […]

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis In New Jersey

New Jersey has reported its first case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) for 2019. The affected 12-year-old mare in Ocean County was vaccinated against EEE, but was euthanized on July 23 because of complications from the disease. Spread by mosquitoes, the disease causes inflammation of brain tissue and has a higher mortality rate than West […]

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Mosquitoes: More Than Just A Nuisance

Mosquitoes are annoying, but they’re more than just a nuisance—they can carry diseases that harm the neurologic system of both horses and humans. The diseases that affect both horses and humans include: West Nile virus (WNV) Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) Western equine encephalitis (WEE) Venezuelan equine encephalitis (VEE) West Nile Virus (WNV) does not always […]

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Chickens Aid Researchers In Determining Origin Of Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Researchers say that chickens in Florida have helped them identify a rare, mosquito-borne disease and how it spreads northward. It was determined that Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEE) originates in the Florida panhandle and has spread as far North as Nova Scotia, Canada. Because of Florida’s mild climate, the disease, which affects horses and humans, […]

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Second Case Of EEE In New Jersey

The second case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has been reported in New Jersey. The affected horse, a 12-year-old gelding that lived in Camden County, was unvaccinated for the disease; he was euthanized on Aug. 27. Spread by mosquitoes, horses that are vaccinated are much less likely to contract the disease. The fatality rate is […]

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis Diagnosed In Florida Horse

An unvaccinated horse in Marion County tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) on Feb. 28 after displaying symptoms of the disease. The Florida Department of Health in the county suggests that people who board animals around the Citra area should be on heightened alert for the disease and vaccinate horses that have not been […]

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis Confirmed In North Carolina

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recently confirmed the fifth and sixth positive cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis for 2017. The cases were discovered in a 6-year-old pony mare in Bladen County and a 5-year-old Quarter Horse gelding in Camden County. Both animals had no vaccination history. “EEE is a mosquito-borne disease […]

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