The mosquitoes that are most likely to carry the EEE virus
are found near swamp areas in rural and suburban areas.
perturbans is generally regarded as mammalophagic (30,34); however, there are reports of its feeding on wading birds and passerines (34-36) and of numerous EEE virus
isolates from field-collected specimens (37-40).
Some Culex species mosquitoes collected earlier in the season as part of long-term EEE virus
monitoring programs were provided by Suffolk and Nassau counties to assess evidence of infection in mosquitoes before the onset of human cases.
Bolton had no EEE virus
positive mosquito samples identified in 2009.
However, concurrent with WN virus isolations, EEE virus
was isolated from 16 equine brain samples submitted in the fall of 2000.
LANCASTER - The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced Wednesday that EEE virus
has been detected in a horse from Lancaster.