First 2014 case of mosquito EEE virus in Massachusetts

What is EEE?

“Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is a rare but serious viral disease spread by mosquitoes that can affect people and horses. EEE can also cause disease in captive birds such as the ring-necked pheasant, emu, ostriches, quail and ducks. EEE infection and disease can occasionally occur in other livestock, deer, dogs, other mammals, reptiles and amphibians.” More important info about EEE from ny.gov.

News article from Boston Herald.

Be aware that your dog CAN get bit by mosquitoes and may contract EEE and other viruses and parasites, particularly heartworm. Standing water on the lawn or sidewalks are common breeding areas for mosquito larvae. See graphic:

One thought on “First 2014 case of mosquito EEE virus in Massachusetts”

  1. Hi, Standing water due to the early wet summer has caused a lot of trouble this year with mosquitoes. I think people should be more aware of dis-guarded standing water areas around their homes. This would help us all in the future.

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