1 confirmed case of mosquito-borne virus, EEE, in Western North Carolina

1 confirmed case of mosquito-borne virus, EEE, in Western North Carolina

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Catawba County, NC (FOX Carolina) – Experts say a rare mosquito-borne virus is responsible for nearly a dozen deaths across the country this year.

According to the CDC, parts of the country are seeing an uptick in cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis, or EEE, including one confirmed case in Western North Carolina.

“EEE virus is carried by mosquitoes and can infect humans by the bite of a mosquito, usually around swampy areas, wooded areas and wet areas,” Dr. Christian Montagano said…..

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