Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEE), a very serious and potentially deadly disease transmitted by mosquitoes, was recently detected in chickens in Florida in late July 2019. This disease can affect humans and can result in brain infections, as well as swelling. Four cases were recorded in Massachusetts, one of which resulted in the death of the patient. Meanwhile, three more cases were suspected in Michigan. With diseases like this on the rise, mosquito prevention is becoming more important than ever.
What are the Symptoms and Treatment?
This disease has an incubation period of four to 10 days and can result in either a system or an encephalitic illness, depending on host factors. Sometimes, symptoms may not show at all. People over the age of 50 and under the age of 15 are at the highest risk of developing the severe disease.
A systemic infection tends to last a couple of weeks and is accompanied by fever, arthralgia, and chills. Encephalitic patients, however, tend to have headaches, be restless and irritable as well, as drowsy, and they also may develop:
Even when a person recovers from this disease, they tend to have permanent damage ranging from small to severe mental impairment. Some people will develop seizures or paralysis and nerve dysfunction. Usually, about 30 percent of people infected will die within two to 10 days after the symptoms have manifested.
There is no real treatment, no vaccine, or antiviral treatment. The best that doctors can offer is supportive treatment, such as IV fluids. In other words, if you get bitten by one of these mosquitoes, you have a one in three chance of not surving, and if you do, you will carry debilitating and impairing symptoms for the rest of your life. So why take a chance when there is a simple way to keep safe?
What Can You Do to Keep Safe?
There really is only one course of action which is to eliminate mosquitoes. To do this, you may want to clear out your yard, clear out your gutters, and make sure there is no standing water left untreated. The fewer the number of places mosquitoes have where they can breed and live, the fewer mosquitoes you will have to deal with. The most effective way to control the mosquito population, however, is using a mosquito misting system, as this can be the ultimate weapon against biting insects.
SWAT Mosquito Systems Can Help Against the Spread of EEE
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