Often fatal, always damaging, EEE virus is rare in people

August 11, 2012 at 7:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, eastern equine encephalitis virus is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected by feeding on infected birds. Infected mosquitoes will then occasionally feed on horses, humans and other mammals. Several species of mosquitoes can become infected with the virus. EEEV is not spread person-to-person, from people to animals or from animals to people.
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