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Beware Mosquitoes, Even Into Fall

Eight people have died this year from Eastern equine encephalitis, a disease caused by a mosquito-borne virus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, five to 10 cases of the virus are reported nationwide each year.  Symptoms of EEE, as the virus is known, include chills, fever, and fatigue, but it can develop into encephalitis or brain swelling, which could lead to convulsions or coma. About 30 percent of people who contract EEE die. Although most of this year’s cases have been in the northeastern U.S., three people have also died in Michigan.  Read more.....

 

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