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EEE virus detected in horse, mosquitos

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EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

A virus called Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has been detected in a horse in Effingham County.

In Chatham County, it's been detected in the mosquito population.

The virus causes swelling of the brain and poses a significant risk to both horses and humans.

We received this information Thursday night and will update the story with more details as they become available.

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