Is there Triple E in Vermont?

Is there Triple E in Vermont?

Although EEE virus has caused illness in just a few areas of the state, the virus has been shown to be present in mosquitoes throughout Vermont, so all Vermonters should take precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

What are the symptoms of Triple EEE?

Symptoms of severe infection – encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) – include:

  • High fever.
  • Headache.
  • Drowsiness.
  • Vomiting.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Irritability/restlessness.
  • Confusion.

Where is the Triple E outbreak?

Outbreaks of EEE usually occur in Massachusetts every 10-20 years. These outbreaks will typically last two to three years. The most recent outbreak of EEE in Massachusetts began in 2019 and included twelve cases with six fatalities. The outbreak continued in 2020 with five cases including one fatality.

What percentage of mosquitoes have EEE?

Signs of a deadly mosquito virus found in several states Only 2 percent to 6 percent of people who are bitten by mosquitoes carrying the virus go on to develop EEE.

Is West Nile virus in Vermont?

West Nile virus has been has been found in all counties of Vermont and continues to be detected in mosquitoes each year. However, it is a relatively rare cause of illness in people.

Is EEE fatal?

Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is an extremely rare but serious and often fatal infection that causes encephalitis or inflammation of the brain. It is spread by the bite of a mosquito infected with EEE virus (EEEV).

What does EEE do to your body?

Severe cases of EEE infection begin with the sudden onset of headache, high fever, chills, and vomiting that may progress into disorientation, seizures, encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), and coma.

Can EEE be cured?

There’s no cure for Eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, but there is a vaccine for the mosquito-borne illness.

Is EEE still a threat in Michigan 2021?

In 2021, one person, nine horses, one deer, and five birds tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). MDHHS is now preparing for the 2022 mosquito season and will be continuing surveillance for EEE cases.

How can EEE be prevented?

There is no vaccine to prevent EEE virus infection. The best way to prevent EEE is to protect yourself from mosquito bites. Use insect repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and pants, treat clothing and gear, and take steps to control mosquitoes indoors and outdoors.