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PRO/AH/EDR> Eastern equine encephalitis - USA (19): (NY)

EASTERN EQUINE ENCEPHALITIS - USA (19): (NEW YORK)
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Date: Thu 16 Aug 2018
Source: Syracuse.com [edited]
<https://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2018/08/horse_in_oswego_dies_of_mosquito-borne_eee_virus.html>


A horse in the town of West Monroe [Oswego county] died last week
[week of 6 Aug 2018] of eastern equine encephalitis [EEE], a
mosquito-borne virus, according to the Oswego County Health
Department.

The diagnosis was confirmed by tests performed by the state Health
Department.

While there is no EEE vaccine available for humans, there is a vaccine
for horses. The health department said horse owners should talk to
veterinarians about getting their horses vaccinated.

Horses cannot spread the disease to people, but it can be transmitted
by infected mosquitoes to humans and horses.

Human cases of EEE are rare. About 1/3 of people who get EEE die from
the disease and most survivors suffer brain damage. There have been 8
reported human EEE deaths in Central New York since 1971 -- 5 in
Oswego and 3 in Onondaga.

Mosquitoes with EEE have been collected recently in the towns of West
Monroe and Cicero. County health departments in Oswego and Onondaga
plan to conduct aerial spraying of mosquitoes in the Toad Harbor
Oswego county] and Cicero [Onondaga county] swamps.

Public health officials say people should use repellent, wear
protective clothing outdoors, and remove standing water from their
yards that can serve as mosquito breeding grounds.

[Byline: James T Mulder]

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[Sporadic cases of EEE continue to occur because owners are failing to
vaccinate their animals. Mosquito control is also important in
controlling this disease. - Mod.TG

HealthMap/ProMED map of New York state, United States:
<http://healthmap.org/promed/p/35099>
New York county map
<https://www.mapofus.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/NY-county.jpg>]

[See Also:
Eastern equine encephalitis - USA (18): (NC, VA)
http://promedmail.org/post/20180812.5962205
Eastern equine encephalitis - USA (17): (GA)
http://promedmail.org/post/20180810.5957927
Eastern equine encephalitis - USA (16): (FL) human, animal
http://promedmail.org/post/20180809.5955648
Eastern equine encephalitis - USA (15): (NC) equine
http://promedmail.org/post/20180805.5948193
Eastern equine encephalitis - USA (14): (WI,NC) equine, mosquito pools
http://promedmail.org/post/20180801.5940028
Eastern equine encephalitis - USA (13): equine
http://promedmail.org/post/20180729.5934238
Eastern equine encephalitis - USA (12): (FL,NC) equine case, comment
http://promedmail.org/post/20180720.5915451
Eastern equine encephalitis - USA (11): (NC) equine, new case
http://promedmail.org/post/20180713.5903958
Eastern equine encephalitis - USA (10): (NC) equine
http://promedmail.org/post/20180712.5901710
Eastern equine encephalitis - USA (09): (VA) EEE & WNV equine
vaccination http://promedmail.org/post/20180709.5895265
Eastern equine encephalitis - USA (08): (FL) equine
http://promedmail.org/post/20180707.5893166
Eastern equine encephalitis - USA (07): (FL) equine
http://promedmail.org/post/20180617.5860630
Eastern equine encephalitis - USA (06): (FL) equine
http://promedmail.org/post/20180601.5832086
Eastern equine encephalitis - USA (05): (FL) equine, avian
http://promedmail.org/post/20180522.5812624
Eastern equine encephalitis - USA (04): (FL) equine
http://promedmail.org/post/20180501.5777858
Eastern equine encephalitis - USA (03): (FL) equine
http://promedmail.org/post/20180427.5771196
Eastern equine encephalitis - USA (02): (FL) equine, avian
http://promedmail.org/post/20180313.5684578
Eastern equine encephalitis - USA: (FL) equine
http://promedmail.org/post/20180302.5662118
2017
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Eastern equine encephalitis - USA (12): (GA) equine
http://promedmail.org/post/20171209.5492562
Eastern equine encephalitis - USA (08): (GA, OH) equine
http://promedmail.org/post/20170903.5291739
Eastern equine encephalitis - USA (07): (GA,WI) equine
http://promedmail.org/post/20170827.5277027
Eastern equine encephalitis - USA (02): (GA) equine
http://promedmail.org/post/20170722.5197500
2016
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Eastern equine encephalitis - USA (04): (GA) equine
http://promedmail.org/post/20160615.4289216
and other items in the archives]
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