Florida EEE Case Count Escalates to 70; Georgia Count is Nine

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The number of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) cases in Florida had risen to 70 as of May 30, 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.

The disease 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 d

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