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Eastern Equine Encephalitis Appears

Updated: 2 years ago.
Health officials have recorded the fourth case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in a horse in south Georgia this year. The Georgia Department of Public Health confirmed the case in a horse in Lanier County. Public information officer Coutney Sheeley says the mosquito-borne disease is not transmitted from horse to horse or from horse to human.( photo courtesy of CC BY SA via Flikr)

Health officials have recorded the fourth case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in a horse in south Georgia this year.

The Georgia Department of Public Health confirmed the case in a horse in Lanier County.

Public information officer Coutney Sheeley says the mosquito-borne disease is not transmitted from horse to horse or from horse to human.

The health department reports that most people bitten by a mosquito carrying the disease will not become sick, but those who are infected will usually show symptoms in three to 10 days. They include a sudden fever, muscle pains, and headaches. The most severe cases can include seizures and a coma.

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