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The Maine CDC confirms the EEE case in a York County horse



The Maine Disease Control and Prevention Center was notified late Friday afternoon of a positive equine test for equine encephalitis in York. The non-vaccinated horse was euthanized on Friday. This is the first case of an EEE conjuncture with a horse in Maine since 2013. "This positive result confirms that mosquitoes carrying the virus are present in Maine, which is why the Maine CDC calls on residents and visitors to the state to take precautionary measures protecting themselves and their animals from mosquito bites, "said Nirav D. Shah, director of the CDC in Maine. "We want everyone to take precautions while enjoying this holiday weekend." The Main CDC continues to urge residents of the state to take precautionary measures to protect themselves from the harmful virus. No cases of EEE or West Nile virus have been confirmed this year in people in Maine. The last EEE case involving a person in Maine was in 201

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The Maine Disease Control and Prevention Center was alerted Friday afternoon to a positive test for Eastern Horse Horse Encephalitis in York.

The horse not vaccinated against the disease was euthanized on Friday.

This is the first case of a horse to be infected with EEE in Maine since 2013.

"This positive confirms that the mosquitoes carrying the virus are present in Maine, which is the reason why the Maine CDC calls on residents and visitors state to take precautionary measures to protect yourself and your animals from mosquito bites, "says Nirav D. Shah, director of the CDC in Maine. "We want everyone to take precautions while enjoying this holiday weekend."

The Maine CDC continues to urge residents of the state to take precautionary measures to protect themselves from the harmful virus.

There have been no confirmed cases of EEE or West Nile virus in humans this year in Maine. The last EEE case involving a person in Maine was in 2015.


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