Health officials stated this Wednesday, a second person dies off EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis) living in the New Hampshire.
According to the health official reports, the victim contracted EEE some time ago, but because of the complications in the case, doctors were only able to diagnose the disease after the patient died. The EEE threat still exists, particularly with the warmer weather and the health officials are influencing people to take precautionary measures.
A second person died of Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a mosquito-borne illness, though the state officials are influencing people to carefully spend time outdoors particularly after dark, Michelle Kezer stated. Moreover, health officials stated that, Manchester residents should start thinking about EEE because the latest victim was a Manchester resident.
The unnamed victim was exposed to the virus at the end of August and died in mid-September. The victim didn’t even spend a lot of time outdoors, health officials stated.
The first victim of the EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis) was belonged to Conway Area, and died last month. A third person is also being treated. Besides to the three human cases of EEE, 2 animals and 18 mosquito batches have tested positive.
The Symptoms of EEE illness is usually come out after 4 to 10 days when someone is bitten by an infected mosquito and might include high fever, severe headache, stiff neck and sore throat. There is no specific treatment for the disease, which can lead to seizures and coma.
Mathewson said, “You need to make sure you’re wearing repellent. A lot of times when people are going to and from work it can be the time of day when mosquitoes are most active.”
Health officials are also reminding people to check doors and windows to make sure screens are in place to keep mosquitoes out. People are counting on the first hard frost to put an end to mosquito season.