EEE Found in Maryland Mosquitoes

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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 Culiseta melanura or "dark swamp mosquitoes," a species rarely found outside of its swamp habitat. The dark swamp mosquito feeds primarily on

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