What is Eastern Equine Encephalitis

The Basics of Eastern Equine Encephalitis Eastern equine encephalitis, also referred to as eastern equine encephalomyelitis or EEE, is an avian virus that can be communicated to humans and horses through mosquito bites. Cases of EEE are primarily seen on the eastern seaboard of the United States between New England and Florida. EEE is most prevalent in southern coastal regions due to the prime mosquito breeding conditions. New cases of EEE are commonly seen during warm summer months. The virus originates in birds and is transmitted through the bird population by mosquito bite. The virus...