Eastern Equine Encephalitis — United States
A horse in Shawano county has tested positive for the mosquito-borne virus eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), the Shawano-Menominee county Health Department said [Tue 10 Oct 2017].
The virus is transmitted to humans, horses, birds, and other animals during bites from infected mosquitoes, Health Officer Vicki Dantoin said.
The horse testing positive means there are mosquitoes in the area infected with the virus and can transmit it to people, she said in a statement.
The last EEE case
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