Eastern Equine Encephalitis Frequently Asked Questions

What is Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE)? EEE is a rare disease that is caused by a virus spread by infected mosquitoes.  EEE virus (EEEV) is one of a group of mosquito-transmitted viruses that can cause inflammation of the brain (encephalitis).  Tn the United States, approximately 5-10 EEE cases are reported annually. How do people get […]

Bloodborne Pathogens

Bloodborne Pathogens A Bloodborne Pathogens or blood-borne disease is one that can be spread by contamination by blood. The most common examples are HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and viral haemorrhagic fevers. Diseases that are not usually transmitted directly by blood contact, but rather by insect or other vector, are more usefully classified as vector-borne […]