Eastern Equine Encephalitis — United States
A mystery illness left a little girl in the hospital for a month. Now, the family has answers, but no cure. Doctors pinpointed it to a mosquito borne virus.
An 8-year-old girl in Savannah is fighting to regain normalcy after a virus left her hospitalized for a month.
Eastern equine encephalitis [EEE or triple E] is a [virus] disease spread by mosquito bites. “It’s very rare,” said Pediatric Director Stephen Thacker. “Only about 7 reported cased on average [each year] in the US.”