More cases of Eastern equine encephalitis were reported in animals in 2019 than in the prior five years, and though the number of human EEE cases reported last year totaled only 36, it was five times the average, write viral disease experts Thomas Yuill and Donald Kaye. "The public must remain aware that the risk for EEEV infection is not zero, and people should take appropriate preventive measures to 'fight the bite' by protecting themselves and their family members and by vaccinating their horses," they write.
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