Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)


EEE: Florida Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate

July 02, 2008

Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles Bronson is urging horse owners to get their animals vaccinated as the number of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) cases are on the rise.

As of June 30, there were four times as... Read More


Vaccination Schedule Guidelines

April 21, 2008

Developing a vaccination schedule is not as straightforward as it sounds. So much of what you should vaccinate for depends upon such factors as where you live, how often your horse travels, how old he is, his vaccination history, and what infectious ... Read More


Equine Encephalitis:The Ever-Present Threat

April 04, 2008

Eastern, Western, and Venezuelan equine encephalitis are known killers, but vaccination can help prevent them.... Read More


Florida Official Urges EEE Vaccination; 9 Deaths Reported

March 21, 2008

Florida horse owners are being urged to take advantage of the vaccines available to protect their animals against Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile virus, said Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles H. Bronson.... Read More


Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus Kills Four Florida Horses

March 02, 2008

Officials in Paisley, Fla., say four horses have died in Lake and Volusia counties from complications of the mosquito-borne Eastern equine encephalitis virus.

Health department officials say a horse in northeast Lake County died from the... Read More


Mississippi State Reports Surge in EEE, WNV Cases

October 15, 2007

Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile virus (WNV) have hit Mississippi's horses hard this year, with EEE case numbers surging to more than double 2006 levels. According to State Veterinarian Jim Watson, DVM, there have been 27 cases of... Read More


New Hampshire Mosquito Pools Positive for EEE

October 04, 2007

New Hampshire state public health officials have announced that four more mosquito pools have tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).

The pools were in Brentwood, Fremont, Kingston, and Newton. State officials found infected... Read More


EEE Strikes Indiana Horse

September 11, 2007

The Indiana Board of Animal Health (BOAH) has warned residents of Indiana counties Elkhart, LaGrange, LaPorte, and St. Joseph that Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is a concern in their area after a horse in Elkhart County was been diagnosed... Read More


EEE Found in Maryland Mosquitoes

September 05, 2007

Maryland's first Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus positive mosquito sample since 2004 has been confirmed. The mosquitoes were collected from the Pocomoke River swamp in northern Worcester County.

The virus was detected in a pool of... Read More


EEE strikes Second N.H. Resident

September 03, 2007

A young resident of Newfields, N.H., was in critical condition last night (Sept. 2) after being the second person diagnosed with potentially deadly Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in the state this summer.

State Epidemiologist Dr. Jose... Read More


New Hampshire Horse Dead of EEE

August 27, 2007

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health Services announced today that a horse in Kensington has died from Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).

"EEE is a serious disease and, as with humans, the key... Read More


EEE Threat Hits Humans in New Hampshire

August 24, 2007

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 Read More


Michigan Officials Report First Case of EEE

August 22, 2007

Michigan Department of Agriculture officials have identified the state's first case of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) for the 2007 season. A 2-year-old mare from Lapeer County tested positive for EEE at the Michigan State University Diagnostic... Read More


Human Case of EEE Reported in New Hampshire

August 20, 2007

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) today reported the first human case of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in the state this year.

According to a statement released by the department, the Newton resident... Read More


EEE Hitting Louisiana Horses

August 14, 2007

Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) has caused the deaths of eight horses in Lafourche Parish, La. Veterinarians also suspect the virus in two additional cases of equine illness.

Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner... Read More


WNV, EEE Found in Massachusetts Mosquitoes

August 10, 2007

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MPH) announced Aug. 10 that Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus and West Nile virus (WNV) have been detected in mosquitoes in Bristol, Norfolk, and Suffolk counties.

According to the MP... Read More


Equine Cases of EEE and WNV Confirmed in Virginia

July 26, 2007

Virginia's state veterinarian confirmed on Wednesday (July 24) the first cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile virus (WNV) in horses this year. The EEE-positive horse was from Suffolk and was euthanatized because of its illnes... Read More


Texas: Water Everywhere Raises Risk of Livestock Disease

July 16, 2007

Rushing water, stagnant ponds, or even sudden dry stages after wet periods can lead to outbreaks of livestock disease. Mosquitoes and biting flies, capable of carrying and transmitting diseases, thrive in the damp weather. Prolonged... Read More


EEE Detected in Massachusetts Mosquitoes

July 07, 2007

A mosquito sample collected July 4 in Raynham, Mass., tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), the first sign of the virus this year, state health officials said Friday (July 6).

There have been no human (or equine) cases o... Read More


N.H. Prepares for Another Year of Mosquitoes, EEE

March 26, 2007

New Hampshire is thawing out--and with the spring melt comes renewed worries over the return of mosquitoes and Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).

Towns in southeastern New Hampshire plan to begin their mosquito control programs in just a fe... Read More


Another EEE Bird Found in New Hampshire

October 18, 2006

New Hampshire Public Health officials have detected Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in a blue jay found in Dover, according to an Oct. 17 press release. A total of five birds have tested positive for EEE in the state this year, in addition to... Read More


New Hampshire Town Fends Off EEE

October 11, 2006

The town of Hudson recently canceled all nighttime sports, postponed a high school football game, and sprayed mosquito-killing insecticide to get rid of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).

There's just a few more weeks of bug season... Read More


Second Massachusetts Resident Dies of EEE

September 26, 2006

A 58-year-old Everett woman has died of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), the second state resident to die of the disease this year, state health officials said Monday.

The woman fell ill on Sept. 11 about a week after a trip to... Read More


Veterinary Inspectors Needed For UK Livery Yard Licensing

September 18, 2006

With Livery Yard licensing likely to be introduced next summer under the new Animal Welfare Act the veterinary profession will have a key role to play.

While the final details of the legislation have yet to be formulated it is highly likely... Read More


Florida: Fewer Mosquitoes, Fewer EEE Cases

August 23, 2006

Fifteen cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) have been detected in Florida this year, prompting veterinarians to conclude that drought has been keeping mosquito numbers down. Typically, the state logs an average of 65 cases by the end of... Read More