Eastern Equine Encephalitis — United States
The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) confirmed 2 horses in Suffolk were euthanized after testing positive for eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). Both horses were tested for EEE after presenting with acute neurological signs.
The 1st horse tested positive for EEE on 14 Jul 2020 and the 2nd horse tested positive on 15 Jul 2020.
Sometimes called sleeping sickness, EEE is a mosquito-borne illness that causes inflammation or swelling of the brain and spinal cord. Signs