From Fox23: Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), West Nile Virus detected in emus, horses in multiple Maine counties
EEE, West Nile Virus detected in emus, horses in multiple Maine counties
by Ariana St. Pierre, October 17, 2023
AUGUSTA, MAINE – Officials say confirmed cases of several mosquito-borne illnesses have been detected in emu flocks and horses in multiple Maine counties.
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Division of Animal Health and the Maine Centers for Disease Control (CDC) say they have confirmed cases Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in several emu flocks and multiple horses across Piscataquis, Penobscot, Somerset, and Waldo counties in the past few weeks. A West Nile Virus (WNV) case has been identified in a horse from York County.