Experimental transmission of eastern equine encephalitis
virus by Ochlerotatusj, japonicus (Diptera: Culicidae).
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].
Louis encephalitis (23), Jamestown Canyon virus (11), Powassan virus (seven), eastern equine encephalitis
virus (six), unspecific California serogroup virus (four), and Cache Valley virus (one).
These mosquitoes are also related to the Asian Tiger Mosquito, which can transmit West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis
(swelling of the brain) - both potentially life-threatening illnesses.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned of an upswing in cases of eastern equine encephalitis
in New England, including--for the first time in 41 years of reporting of the disease--cases occurring in New Hampshire.
Eastern equine encephalitis
and Western equine encephalitis inactivated vaccines are poorly immunogenic.
In the July 24 SCIENCE, Mitchell's team describes isolating 14 strains of eastern equine encephalitis
(EEE) from tiger mosquitoes collected at the dump.
Louis encephalitis virus (10), Powassan virus (8), and Eastern equine encephalitis
Administration officials say Massachusetts is already feeling the effects of climate change, including five major storms since 2010, a significant rise in Eastern Equine Encephalitis
in mosquitoes that led to aerial spraying in 2012, and the 2013 closure of oyster beds for the first time in state history because of the bacterium vibrio parahaemolyticus.
Ottawa residents should also take proper precautions to reduce their risk of contracting an illness from other vector-borne diseases such as Eastern Equine Encephalitis
(EEEV) and Lyme disease.