Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) was recently detected and confirmed by the Vermont Department of Health in a pool trap in the Town of Swanton on September 14, 2015. Previously, it was confirmed by the same department in two horses, one three years ago in a neighboring town and two years ago in Swanton. Swanton is considered high risk. The virus is spread by mosquitoes. Residents are advised to stay indoors after dark during the warm months to avoid contact with mosquitoes that may be carrying the virus.Please take all precautions to keep yourselves and your families safe. For additional information on EEE, please read below.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is a rare but serious disease caused by a virus. As of the beginning of September 2012, two fatal human cases of EEE in Vermont have been confirmed. The disease most commonly affects people and horses but illness has been reported in other animals including alpacas, llamas, donkeys, pheasants and emus.
Need more information? Call the Vermont Health Department's West Nile virus/EEE information line: 1-800-913-1139 • Monday through Friday • 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.