Orange County, Florida, has just published a public warning that the Department of Health has found evidence of the rare brain-fending Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV) virus in the region.
EEEV is a particularly rare infection – it tends to spread in remote, swampy areas far from human civilization. But when the disease strikes, it can be severe: Gizmodo reports that a sting caused by an infected mosquito can cause a severe, deadly brain swelling in a few days, according to the warning, which contains a list of steps that people can take to stop the growth By preventing mosquito populations, local governments control and monitor infectious diseases, according to Gizmodo.
Unfortunately, the mosquito-borne disease will continue to spread in man-populated areas as our planet continues to heat up due to climate change.
While EEEV is rare and human infections lead to dangerous symptoms Scientists still rarely need to find a vaccine or treatment for the disease, which poses a problem for our warmer future.
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