Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV)

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV) is a mosquito-borne disease that can cause severe symptoms such as brain infections. In the United States, few human cases are reported each year. According to the CDC, in 2018 only 6 human cases were reported nationwide. Since 2009, only 1 have been reported in New Jersey and in 2019 it was detected in New Jersey. Areas where cases are common include the Atlantic and Gulf Coast states, as well as those around the Great Lakes Region. Although this disease is rare, it is important to recognize the symptoms and take preventative measures against this mosquito-borne illness.

Symptoms and Treatment
Symptoms tend to develop 4 – 10 days after an infected mosquito bites and can range from mild to stronger symptoms.
The symptoms include:

  • Mosquito to bird, bird to mosquito and mosquito to human.Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle aches
  • Headache
  • Discomfort
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Seizures

Although, anyone can contract this disease, those under the age of 15 and over 50 are at a higher risk of a severe case of EEEV. If you or anyone you know starts to show any of the above symptoms it is important to contact your healthcare provider to determine the best course of treatment.

Prevention and Control
There are various precautions you can take to further protect yourself and your family from mosquito-borne diseases.

  • Eliminate standing water, keep greenery trimmed, wear long sleeved shirts and pants, have a mosquito barrier treatment in place like those offered by Mosquito JoeWear long pants and long sleeve shirts
  • Wear repellent with DEET
  • Eliminate standing water from your property to eliminate mosquito breeding sites
  • Keep grass, shrubs, and bushes neatly trimmed
  • Mosquito barrier control treatments like those provided by Mosquito Joe

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