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

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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