Eastern Equine Encephalitis Alert
We must be both vigilant and proactive when it comes to Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) which is transmitted by mosquitoes and causes infections of the brain. EEE has claimed the lives of three Connecticut residents this year.
It is important to note EEE can’t be treated. Antibiotics aren’t effective against viruses and there have been no effective anti-viral drugs identified. However, there are ways to lower your risk of getting EEE. Several towns are implementing proactive measures such as modified outdoor activities and field or park hours to limit exposure to mosquitoes at dusk.