Mississippi State Reports Surge in EEE, WNV Cases

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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 EEE and 11 of WNV thus far.

Watson said there's no clear reason why the incidence of the mosquito-borne viruses has increased, especially given

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