MAYVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Chautauqua County Health Department issued a warning Wednesday, alerting residents to the presence of Eastern Equine Encephalitis, or EEE, discovered in area mosquito pools.
The virus is one of the most severe mosquito-transmitted diseases.
Christine Schuyler, Director of the Health Department, explained, "It has a very high mortality rate and even those who manage to survive the attack of the virus end up with severe, long-term brain damage and central nervous disorder."
So far, no human cases of EEE have been detected. Symptoms include headaches, high fever, stiff neck, mental confusion, muscle weakness, tremors (shaking), coma, or paralysis.
The Health Department urges residents to take precautions, such as using bug spray and removing standing water pools.
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