A deadly mosquito-borne virus that causes brain inflammation in humans has been detected in Florida.
According to CNN, Florida health officials are making progress on an increase in a mosquito-borne virus known as Eastern equine encephalitis (EEA).
The strange virus was confirmed in mosquitoes in New York and Massachusetts, informing health officials last week.
Several chickens tested positive for EEE, which can spread to humans through infected mosquitoes and cause brain infection and swelling, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County said in a statement Thursday.
Detectan en Florida virus que puede ser mortal y que es transmitido por mosquitos. https://t.co/UA7YsXJ4bC— Univision Noticias (@UniNoticias) July 29, 2019
After positive tests for care centers in Orange County, the health department said “The risk of transmission to humans has increased.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only seven cases of the EEA virus are reported in humans each year.
However, the disease can be fatal. According to the CDC, about 30% of people who are against death.
Individuals appear between 4 and 10 days after an infected mosquito bites, according to the CDC.
Signs include headache regret, high fever, chills and vomiting. The most severe symptoms include disorientation, seizures and coma.
With summer in full swing, the authorities protect even more against mosquitoes.