Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) is a vector-borne disease. A vector-borne disease spreads to humans or animals through infected insects that are called vectors.
The health unit is issuing a reminder to people in the area to take precautions against mosquito bites. Mosquitoes will continue to bite until continuous frosts. The following precautions should be followed:
- Use insect repellent according to manufacturer’s directions.
- Cover up with long sleeves and pants.
- Avoid going outside when mosquitoes are most active.
Although EEEV has been identified in horses and mosquitoes, to date there have been no human cases reported in Ontario.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus Fact Sheet