Eastern Equine Encephalitis


Is a virus that affects birds and horses and rarely humans.

Mosquito spread it.

A vaccine exists for horses but not people.

Symptoms are a high fever, headache, lethargy and vomiting.

Some may progress to coma and death.

This disease can be detected by blood tests but no specific treatments exist.

It affects roughly 10 people per year in the U.S.A.

Eastern Equine Encephalitis resources

Center for Disease Control CDC http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/arbor/eeefact.htm

Florida Cooperative Extension's Electronic Data Information Source  http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/IN179

Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca