EEE Threat Hits Humans in New Hampshire

After a Newton, N.H., resident was hospitalized and diagnosed with Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), city officials said spraying to kill mosquitoes (which transmit the virus) began yesterday (Aug. 22), according to an article on <A

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After a Newton, N.H., resident was hospitalized and diagnosed with Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), city officials said spraying to kill mosquitoes (which transmit the virus) began yesterday (Aug. 22), according to an article on seacoastonline.com.


Two mosquito pools have tested positive for EEE, noted the report, which quoted state officials as saying the mosquito population was at or below normal levels this year. (See www.TheHorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=10167.)


The state also has found West Nile virus in its mosquito population.


Horses are susceptible to EEE and West Nile virus, for which vaccinations are available for protection. There are no vaccines against these diseases for humans

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Kimberly S. Brown is the editor of EquiManagement/EquiManagement.com and the group publisher of the Equine Health Network at Equine Network LLC.

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