Human case of eastern equine encephalitis dies in Massachusetts, USA

A case of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) has died in Massachusetts. While the virus that causes EEE is found in local mosquitoes, it usually is a higher risk for horses and rarely causes human infections. Nevertheless, to reduce the risk of infection by a number of viruses carried by mosquitoes, travellers to areas where the EEE virus and other mosquito borne viruses have been found should take all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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