Tag: Mosquito EEE virus

EEE Virus

EEE virus is a rare cause of brain infections (encephalitis). Only a few cases are reported in the United States each year. Most occur in eastern or Gulf Coast states. Approximately 30% of people with EEE die and many survivors have ongoing neurologic problems. by Centers for Disease Control... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday | EEE Prevention

The most effective way to prevent infection from ­­­Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus is to prevent mosquito bites. Mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Use insect repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and pants, treat clothing and gear, and take steps to control mosquitoes indoors and... more
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Protect yourself from EEE? | Bug Tip Tuesday

Since the virus that causes EEE is spread by mosquitoes, here are some things you can do to reduce your chances of being bitten: Schedule outdoor events to avoid the hours between dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active. When you are outdoors, wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt... more
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Fact sheet about Mosquito EEE virus

What is Eastern Equine Encephalitis? Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is a rare but serious disease caused by a virus. How is the EEE virus spread? The virus that causes EEE is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. In Massachusetts, the virus is most often identified in mosquitoes... more
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