Florida EEE Case Count Escalates to 68

The number of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) cases in Florida has risen to 68 for this year, further substantiating an earlier suspicion that 2003 will be a tough year for fighting the disease. Florida’s case count for all of 2002 was 25 horses.

EEE is caused by a virus found in wild birds, and it’s transmitted to horses and humans via the bite of an infected mosquito. Horses do no

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