- As the promed moderator points out, this year, 2003,
may be a more serious problem re cases of EEE, then seen in previous years.
- ProMed Mail
- Georgia - Second Human Case Of Eastern Equine Encephalitis
- WSBTV.com 7-24-3
- A 10-year-old child from Valdosta is in critical condition
after becoming ill with eastern equine encephalitis, state health officials
said on Thu 24 Jul 2003. The child is the state's second human case of
the mosquito-borne disease, which has a higher death rate than West Nile
virus infection, the Department of Human Resources said.
- A Brunswick man, the nation's first human case in 2003,
died from eastern equine encephalitis in June. The virus kills about 50
percent of people who contract it, compared with only 15 percent in the
case of West Nile virus infection.
- It has affected parts of the Southeast earlier than usual
this year. Health officials in Florida said 2 children have become ill
after contracting the virus, and 168 horses have been infected. One of
the Florida children, a 7-month-old boy, recovered from his illness. Last
month, an Illinois woman ill with the virus also recovered.
- In Georgia, 32 horses and 10 birds have been infected,
the Georgia Division of Public Health said.
- ProMED-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- [The accumulating reports of human cases suggests that
Eastern equine encephalitis virus infection may be a more serious problem
in 2003 than in previous years. - Moderator.CP]
- Patricia A. Doyle, PhD Please visit my "Emerging
Diseases" message board at: http://www.clickitnews.com/ubbthreads/postlist.php?Cat=&Board=emergingdiseases
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