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EEE Detected in Mosquitoes in Southern Maine



    What to Know About EEE Spraying

    People lots of lots of questions about what they can and can't do while their communities are being sprayed for eastern equine encephalitis, so we checked with experts. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019)

    Health authorities in Maine say they have confirmed the presence of a potentially deadly virus in mosquitoes in the southern part of the state.

    The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday mosquitoes in York County tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis. A state laboratory found the virus in a single mosquito pool collected Sept. 6 in the town of Lebanon.

    Maine CDC director Nirav Shah says detection of the virus means mosquitoes that carry it are still active in the state. That means residents and visitors need to take precautions to protect themselves from mosquito bites.

    Maine CDC announced last month that a horse in York County was euthanized after contracting the virus. The last case involving a human in the state was in 2015.

    Mother Who Lost Daughter to EEE Speaks Out

    [NECN] Mother Who Lost Daughter to EEE Speaks Out

    With concerns about mosquito-borne illness growing, a woman whose daughter died from EEE says she wants the state to do more.

    (Published Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019)

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