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Mosquito-borne virus EEE detected in Bryan County

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BRYAN CO., GA (WTOC) -

A horse in Bryan County has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).

This mosquito-borne virus causes swelling of the brain and is deadly in horses 70 to 90-percent of the time.

EEE has also been detected in mosquitoes in western Chatham County, and a horse in Effingham County tested positive for EEE earlier this month.

For symptoms and treatment information, click here.

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