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6/24/2021 - Mosquito Bite Viruses

I wanted to talk about a few viruses that can be contracted from a mosquito bite. West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis are two viruses of which we need to be aware. Cumberland County Mosquito Control finds WNV and EEE on a yearly basis, in our area, in lab tested mosquitoes. We all need to be aware of the symptoms of these viruses. Most people are forgetful about being bitten by a mosquito, which compounds the situation by making the most common symptoms unnoticed. Symptoms range from mild flu-like illness, fever, headache, body aches, fatigue. I know some of you may feel like this on a daily basis. The hard part is remembering if you have been bitten recently, if you have some symptoms, and how long they have persisted. If you have any questions, please call your primary physician, local hospital, and/or your insurance carrier. Most insurance carriers have live operators or nurses on staff to answer all of your questions.

Using the links below, we can help you try to avoid mosquito bites, but that is not always the case. Sometimes you don’t realize, you have been bitten, until well after the mosquito is gone.

Remember, some of these viruses can have devastating and long lasting effects, so please try to remember some of these symptoms if you have been bitten by a mosquito.

Horse owners especially need to be vigilant with vaccination of their animals against EEE. Unfortunately, most horses don’t survive EEE. Please be sure to mention to any horse owners you may know to get them vaccinated for both EEE and WNV.

Please take a moment and look over these sites.





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