October 8, 2008

Officials: Triple-E Found in Mosquitoes

New Hampshire health officials say Eastern equine encephalitis has been found in mosquitoes captured in Manchester.

The Manchester Health Department said mosquitoes collected Sept. 29 tested positive for the virus. Eastern equine encephalitis can cause high fever and a severe headache. In the severe form of the disease, a stiff neck is a common symptom before seizures and coma, and it can lead to death. No one has tested positive for the disease in the state this year.

The Associated Press

Originally published by Monitor staff.

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