Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)

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New Hampshire Horse Dead of EEE

August 27, 2007

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health Services announced today that a horse in Kensington has died from Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).

"EEE is a serious disease and, as with humans, the key... Read More

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EEE Threat Hits Humans in New Hampshire

August 24, 2007

After a Newton, N.H., resident was hospitalized and diagnosed with Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), city officials said spraying to kill mosquitoes (which transmit the virus) began yesterday (Aug. 22), according to an article on Read More

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Michigan Officials Report First Case of EEE

August 22, 2007

Michigan Department of Agriculture officials have identified the state's first case of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) for the 2007 season. A 2-year-old mare from Lapeer County tested positive for EEE at the Michigan State University Diagnostic... Read More

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Human Case of EEE Reported in New Hampshire

August 20, 2007

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) today reported the first human case of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in the state this year.

According to a statement released by the department, the Newton resident... Read More

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EEE Hitting Louisiana Horses

August 14, 2007

Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) has caused the deaths of eight horses in Lafourche Parish, La. Veterinarians also suspect the virus in two additional cases of equine illness.

Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner... Read More

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WNV, EEE Found in Massachusetts Mosquitoes

August 10, 2007

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MPH) announced Aug. 10 that Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus and West Nile virus (WNV) have been detected in mosquitoes in Bristol, Norfolk, and Suffolk counties.

According to the MP... Read More

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Equine Cases of EEE and WNV Confirmed in Virginia

July 26, 2007

Virginia's state veterinarian confirmed on Wednesday (July 24) the first cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile virus (WNV) in horses this year. The EEE-positive horse was from Suffolk and was euthanatized because of its illnes... Read More

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Texas: Water Everywhere Raises Risk of Livestock Disease

July 16, 2007

Rushing water, stagnant ponds, or even sudden dry stages after wet periods can lead to outbreaks of livestock disease. Mosquitoes and biting flies, capable of carrying and transmitting diseases, thrive in the damp weather. Prolonged... Read More

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EEE Detected in Massachusetts Mosquitoes

July 07, 2007

A mosquito sample collected July 4 in Raynham, Mass., tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), the first sign of the virus this year, state health officials said Friday (July 6).

There have been no human (or equine) cases o... Read More

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N.H. Prepares for Another Year of Mosquitoes, EEE

March 26, 2007

New Hampshire is thawing out--and with the spring melt comes renewed worries over the return of mosquitoes and Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).

Towns in southeastern New Hampshire plan to begin their mosquito control programs in just a fe... Read More

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Another EEE Bird Found in New Hampshire

October 18, 2006

New Hampshire Public Health officials have detected Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in a blue jay found in Dover, according to an Oct. 17 press release. A total of five birds have tested positive for EEE in the state this year, in addition to... Read More

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New Hampshire Town Fends Off EEE

October 11, 2006

The town of Hudson recently canceled all nighttime sports, postponed a high school football game, and sprayed mosquito-killing insecticide to get rid of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).

There's just a few more weeks of bug season... Read More

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Second Massachusetts Resident Dies of EEE

September 26, 2006

A 58-year-old Everett woman has died of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), the second state resident to die of the disease this year, state health officials said Monday.

The woman fell ill on Sept. 11 about a week after a trip to... Read More

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Veterinary Inspectors Needed For UK Livery Yard Licensing

September 18, 2006

With Livery Yard licensing likely to be introduced next summer under the new Animal Welfare Act the veterinary profession will have a key role to play.

While the final details of the legislation have yet to be formulated it is highly likely... Read More

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Florida: Fewer Mosquitoes, Fewer EEE Cases

August 23, 2006

Fifteen cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) have been detected in Florida this year, prompting veterinarians to conclude that drought has been keeping mosquito numbers down. Typically, the state logs an average of 65 cases by the end of... Read More

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Eastern Encephalitis Cases Logged in Florida

August 21, 2006

Florida Agriculture officials confirmed today (Aug. 21) that15 cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) have been logged so far in 2006. Of those, only one horse was recorded as current on its EEE vaccination; the vaccination status on most of... Read More

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New Hampshire Begins 2006 Testing for EEE, WNV

June 02, 2006

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) this week announced the beginning of statewide Eastern Equine encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile virus (WNV) surveillance season. The bird testing... Read More

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Drought Pauses Florida EEE Cases

May 22, 2006

It's nearly June, and Florida's number of reported Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) cases is holding steady at six. Four cases have been confirmed as fatal, with two so far surviving.

The typical fatality rate for horses infected with... Read More

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Protect Against EEE in Florida

April 12, 2006

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Animal Industry sent an e-mail to Florida practitioners last week reminding them to make sure horse owners safeguard against Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), and reminded... Read More

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First 2006 Florida EEE Cases Emerge

April 01, 2006

By March 1, the Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) season in Florida was already underway, and Florida veterinarians remind horse owners to make sure their horses are vaccinated against the disease, which can have a mortality rate of up to 90%.... Read More

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First 2006 Florida EEE Cases Emerge

March 01, 2006

By March 1, the Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) season in Florida was already underway, and Florida veterinarians remind horse owners to make sure their horses are vaccinated against the disease, which can have a mortality rate of up to... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Infectious Neurologic Disease

February 17, 2006

Sometimes subtle and often dramatic, infectious neurologic disease cases are things veterinarians never want to see, although most would like to understand them better and more easily recognize them when they appear in clients' horses. From... Read More

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Hold Order at Additional Maryland Training Center

February 01, 2006

The Maryland Department of Agriculture placed an initial "Investigational Animal Hold Order" on Barn 1 at the Bowie Training Center in Bowie, Md., this afternoon (Feb. 1) after a horse showed clinical signs of neurologic equine herpesvirus type-... Read More

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EEE in Michigan Horses and Deer

December 22, 2005

Four cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) were recently confirmed in horses in two neighboring Michigan counties (three in Kent County in September, one in Montcalm County in October). The disease was also confirmed in seven free-ranging... Read More

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New England States Report Cases of EEE

November 01, 2005

Four New England states have confirmed 15 cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) this year; none of the horses survived. This suggests that horse owners should take further measures to protect horses against this deadly disease, such as... Read More