HARRISBURG, PA (AP) – A rare, potentially deadly mosquito-borne virus has been confirmed in three Pennsylvania counties. The Pennsylvania Department of Health and Agriculture issued a warning Saturday after confirming eastern equine encephalitis in Erie, Carbon and Monroe counties.
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The virus is transmitted by birds. Mosquitoes can pass it on to humans, horses and other birds.
Health officials say infection is fatal in 30% of human cases. They urge people to avoid mosquito bites when outdoors, by wearing mosquito repellent and covering exposed skin with light clothing. Homeowners should also make sure that the windows screens are in good condition and eliminate standing water around their properties.
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