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State Reminds Pennsylvanians to Protect Against Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Cases Confirmed in Two New Counties

 

Last updated 10/8/2019 at 9:46am



The Pennsylvania departments of Agriculture and Health on Oct. 8 reminded Pennsylvanians to take every possible precaution against mosquito bites for themselves and their animals, especially horses.

Last month, the administration announced the confirmation of Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a rare mosquito-transmitted viral infection, in Erie, Carbon, and Monroe counties. As of this week, new cases have been confirmed in both Luzerne and Mercer counties.

“Pennsylvanians need to be vigilant and do what they can to protect against this deadly disease,” said Agriculture Secretary Russell Red...



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