EEE: Another Florida Horse Dead

Less than one week after a Massachusetts colt died due to the disease, Florida has seen yet another horse die from Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).

This news is not new, as Florida owners have been warned about the spike in cases this year, let alone this month.

The announced that the fourth horse from Collier County has died from the mosquito-borne disease.

According to the Florida Department of Health, July is usually the most active month when it comes to human cases of EEE in the state, averaging between 30-35 declared cases. Florida also leads the country in EEE cases in horses every year.

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Megan Arszman

Megan Arszman received a Bachelor of Science In print journalism and equine science from Murray State University in Murray, Ky., and loves combining her love of horses, photography, and writing. In her “free time,” when she’s not busy working as a horse show secretary or riding her American Quarter Horses on her parents’ Indiana farm, she’s training and competing her Pembroke Welsh Corgi and Swedish Vallhund in dog agility and running.

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