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EEE Mosquitoes Discovered In Three New CT Towns

Mosquitoes carrying EEE have been detected in four new towns.
Mosquitoes carrying EEE have been detected in four new towns. Photo Credit: File photo

State health officials announced that mosquitos carrying Eastern Equine Encephalitis have been detected in three new towns in Connecticut.

According to officials, the mosquitoes were found in trap sites in the towns of Chester, East Lyme, and Hampton.

To date, three people have died in Connecticut from the disease.

The latest person to die during the third week of September lived in the East Haddam area, said State Epidemiologist Dr. Matthew Cartter said.

The person, in their 60s, became ill during the second week of September, the Connecticut Department of Health said.

Mosquitoes carrying the deadly EEE have been found in four new towns.

Most people infected with EEE have no apparent illness, however, some can be very ill. Severe cases of EEE (involving encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain) begin with the sudden onset of headache, high fever, chills, and vomiting 4 to 10 days after a mosquito bite.

Although mosquito numbers are declining with the onset of cool weather, health officials said there is a continued risk for mosquito-borne diseases until the first hard freeze when mosquito activity ends.

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