Mosquito in silhouette

Fatal eastern equine encephalitis case in South Carolina is the 16th in that state for 2020

The 8-year-old mare was was vaccinated but still contracted the insect-borne viral disease.

EEE is spread primarily mosquitos, which feed on birds who harbor the virus, then transit it to horses. Horses are considered dead-end hosts, meaning they cannot spread it to other animals.

Three Canadian horses die of Eastern Equine Encephalitis

The horses lived closed to each other in the same county and none were vaccinated against the fatal neurological disease.

Vaccinate horses against EEE

Michigan horse owners urged to vaccinate their animals

Cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in 2020 in Michigan are outpacing those from 2019