Friday, August 30, 2019
Stay inside at dusk and dawn to avoid bites from EEE mosquitoes, state officials warn | Daily Mail Online
Officials in New Jersey, Michigan and Massachusetts are advising people to cancel end-of-summer picnic dinners and stay indoors at dusk and dawn to stay safe from EEE-carrying mosquitoes.
EEE - Eastern equine encephalitis - is a virus carried by the insects which causes severe brain swelling and is deadly in 30 percent of cases.
I was helpfully informed, many years ago, that the last faculty member who had lived in the small ex-urb I had chosen to live in had died unexpectedly of equine encephalitis, though presumably of the Western rather than Eastern variety.