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September 18 2018
By Tia Mitchell, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
DEKALB COUNTY, GA. —
The DeKalb County health department announced Tuesday that a mosquito tested positive for the deadly Eastern equine encephalitis virus.
Humans rarely become infected and cases are uncommon in Georgia, Ryan Cira, the environmental health director for the DeKalb Board of Health, said. However, 33 percent of people who are infected with EEE die and others experience significant brain damage.
“It’s a very serious illness if it is to infect a person,” Cira said...
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