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EEE: What You Need to Know - Milford

9/25/2019 (Permalink)

caption "EEE what you need to know" with SERVPRO branded logo at the bottom EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis)

Triple E, known as Eastern Equine Encephalitis,  is a rare disease carried by mosquitoes and has made headlines recently due to another person contracting the disease and dying. Boston.com reported a person in Connecticut died. 

The positive news is that it is getting colder so mosquitoes should not be as much of a problem. Specialists say to stay indoors. There have been 8 total deaths nationwide from EEE.

Symptoms of EEE

This illness causes swelling of the brain with flu-like symptoms. Information is retrieved from the CDC https://www.cdc.gov/easternequineencephalitis/tech/symptoms.html

  • irritability/ restlessness
  • chills/fever
  • vomiting
  • coma 
  • headache 
  • diarrhea 

About 1/3 of people who contract the disease die from it, so it's CRUCIAL to always where mosquito repellent and to stay indoors when its' dark out. If you have EEE, it's important to report it so officials can test mosquitoes in that area for the virus and spraying may begin.

Source: https://www.boston.com/news/health/2019/09/24/second-eee-death-connecticut

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