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Florida affected by Deadly mosquito borne virus that causes brain damage

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Florida affected by Deadly mosquito borne virus that causes brain damage

The health officials of Florida are constantly warning their citizens to shield themselves from the mosquitoes of the city. Apparently, a mosquito is a carrier of several deadly diseases.

These diseases are transmitted through mosquitos to humans that is why they are called, a mosquito-borne disease. CNN has reported a significant increase in mosquito-borne diseases.

Florida affected by Deadly mosquito-borne virus that may damage your brain

Only a mosquito bite is enough to give you Eastern equine encephalitis or EEE.

It has been reported by the Florida Department of Health that many sentinel chickens are tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis. Its also known as “EEE.”

EEE is extremely rare but serious. An infected mosquito is the carrier of the infection.

Thereby, a mosquito bite is enough to give you Eastern equine encephalitis or EEE

This infection leads to serious swelling in the brain. Furthermore, the infection has proved to be fatal in some cases. According to statistics, about thirty percent of the patients of EEE haven’t survived. Figures also reveal a total of seven human patients of “EEE” are reported every year.

What are the symptoms of EEE?

After being bit by the infected mosquito, symptoms visibly appear after four to ten days. Symptoms include chills, high fever, vomiting, and abrupt onset of headache.

Some cases are accompanied by pretty serious symptoms. The symptoms include seizures, disorientation or even a coma. Since the infection leads to swelling in the brain, patients suffer from several neurological problems as well.

Additionally, the infection is also found in several animals, that include mammals, birds, and reptiles.

Precautions from mosquito bites

Florida affected by Deadly mosquito borne virus that causes brain damage

A precaution is always better than a cure.

Precautions are always better than a cure. Thereby, experts have suggested some precautions to protect yourself from these deadly mosquito-borne diseases which include,

  1. Do not retain accumulated water. Stagnant water is an invitation for mosquitos, get rid of it.
  2. Make use of mosquito repellents.
  3. There are several protective screens for doors and windows. Try to use them.
  4. Try and keep your skin covered.
  5. Avoid going outside from dawn to dusk, if you can.

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