Calumet County Discovers Case Of EEE

An initial case of Eastern equine encephalitis has been discovered in Calumet County. Health officials have confirmed that EEE was found in a horse, making it the third discovered case in the state this year.  

The virus is capable of being transmitted to humans and animals by way of mosquito bites, and is typically picked up by mosquitos feeding on infected birds. The virus is not shared directly between animals and humans.

Common symptoms of EEE include fever, headache, chills, and vomiting. So far in 2021 There have been no confirmed EEE cases in humans, compared to two confirmed cases last year.

While there is no specific vaccine or treatment of EEE, people are reminded to avoid outdoor activities during early morning or early evening hours, and when going outdoors, you should wear insect repellent. You are also reminded to wear long sleeves, long pants and socks outdoors.