Eastern Equine Encephalitis Alert

October 3, 2019

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.

Here is a map of municipalities that have tested positive for EEE. Please click to learn more about EEE and how to protect yourself through the State of Connecticut Mosquito Management Program.