The presence of eastern equine encephalitis
in an animal here in California for the first time ever west of the Mississippi and Texas is an emerging infectious disease,'' he said.
I think the tiger mosquito just happened to be found in an old tire pile at the same time there was an outbreak of eastern equine encephalitis
(in 1991, when 200 horses and five humans contracted the disease; 70% of the horses and two of the people died].
Eastern equine encephalitis
(EEE) is a highly virulent reemerging arboviral encephalitis in humans; the disease is endemic to the eastern United States and the Gulf Coast (1,2).
Although eastern equine encephalitis
(EEE) is rare, it is a serious illness.
The focus on these two diseases will provide insights to others such as West Nile and Eastern Equine Encephalitis
The pesky, biting bugs are still around and will continue threatening to pass on Eastern equine encephalitis
or West Nile virus until the first hard frost finishes them off.
Because eastern equine encephalitis
(EEE) virus has been shown to cause paralysis in Pekin ducks (1), we performed EEE virus-specific nested reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR) (2) to detect the isolate.
7 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal health experts warn that fatal cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis
and West Nile are being reported in numerous states, even in areas where activity has been low for several years.
Hawaii's platform technology is applicable to a wide variety of diseases including West Nile, dengue fever, hepatitis C, malaria, Japanese encephalitis, Ebola, Eastern equine encephalitis
West Nile virus and eastern equine encephalitis
may get the bulk of the press and the scarier headlines, but the far more prevalent threat to human health in the Northeast in any given summer is Lyme disease, which, since it was first identified in Southern Connecticut in the early 1970s, has spread to nearly epidemic proportions.
A serologic study conducted in 1970 found antibodies to western (WEEV) and eastern equine encephalitis
viruses by using complement fixation and hemagglutination inhibition tests in serum specimens from children (3).
And mosquitoes are not only an annoyance; they are also carriers of West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis
, and dog heartworm among other illnesses.