BROOKLYN – The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) has identified Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEEV) positive mosquitoes from testing sites in eight CT municipalities including Hampton, Killingly, Thompson, and Woodstock.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEEV) is spread to people through the bite of infected mosquitoes.
According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), EEEV infections can result in fever, chills, body aches, and joint pain, or neurologic disease with symptoms that may include fever, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, behavioral changes, drowsiness, and coma. In infants, neurologic disease often occurs soon after onset; in older children and adults, encephalitis may occur after several days of illness. The type of illness will depend on the age of the person and other factors.