2nd Horse This Year in Bay Co. with Triple E

PANAMA CITY, Fla. The Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services has reported another confirmed case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in a horse for Bay County.

This is the second horse to be reported with EEE in Bay County in 2013.

EEE virus can be transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito.

Many viruses including West Nile, Dengue and Eastern Encephalitis virus are transmitted to humans via mosquito bites.

Most people infected with these types of viruses do not get sick.

For the small number who do become ill, it can take two to 14 days after the bite of an infected mosquito before they become sick.

Symptoms may include fever, headache, tiredness, dizziness, and confusion. A person who thinks they may have been infected should see a doctor as soon as possible.


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