Eastern equine encephalitis risk

EEEV in a mosquito saliva gland
Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is caused by the eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV), which is transmitted by infected mosquitoes. As implied by its name, the virus primarily affects horses, but human cases sometimes occur. The CDC considers EEE one of the most severe mosquito-borne illnesses because its mortality rate is approximately one-third of all individuals who develop EEE.

Read more about areas at risk for EEE outbreaks.

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