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YORK COUNTY (WGME) — The first case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Maine was confirmed Friday in a horse in York County, according to the Maine Centers for Disease Control. The positive test in the horse, which was not vaccinated, was the first in a horse in Maine since 2013.Continue Reading

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A rare, potentially deadly mosquito-transmitted illness called Eastern equine encephalitis has been reported in at least three states. There have been four recorded cases in Massachusetts, including one case in which the person died, while there have been three suspected cases in Michigan. Cases involving animals have been reported in Florida. In an interview with ABC News, Dr.Continue Reading

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LANSING, Mich. – Michigan health officials are putting out a warning as it investigates three possible human cases of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). According to the CDC, the rare but deadly mosquito-borne virus can cause brain infections and swelling. Only a few cases in the U.S. are reported every year but about 33%Continue Reading

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A Massachusetts woman reportedly died from the rare but serious mosquito-borne Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus, her family says. Family members of Laurie Sylvia, 59, of Bristol County, say she died of the virus over the weekend. The woman’s case reportedly marks the fourth in the state this year, according to NBC 10Continue Reading