Triple E Symptoms Found in Middleboro Horse


Triple E Symptoms Found in Middleboro Horse

On Friday, the state Department of Public Health revealed that they have found symptoms of the disease Triple E in a 7-month-old horse in Middleboro. Also, in Rochester and Mattapoisett, positive results have come out of mosquito samples. It warns the people of the region against the spread of the disease.

Middleboro and Lakeville are the most vulnerable areas against the disease Triple E, but its stretch is mild in the surrounding towns such as Attleboro, as told by health officials. But still, residents of the low-risk areas have to take adequate precautions.

Wayne Andrews, Superintendent of the county's mosquito control program, stated that Bristol’s people need to be cautious against the disease. He also added that they are motivating the people of the country to get their horses vaccinated against the disease, under their surveys.

There were 13 human cases of Triple E, including six deaths, from 2004 through 2006. But no such case was found in 2009.

The detection of disease in the horse and mosquitoes has warned the health officials to take defensive moves.

The people infected with Triple E shows symptoms like mild flu-like illness with fever, headache and sore throat. The case, in which disease affects the central nervous system, the symptoms include an abrupt high fever, severe headache and stiff neck, which can also lead to attacks and coma. The survival rate in such cases is only one-third of the patients and those who sustain the disease gets permanent brain damage and need intensive care.

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