While the coronavirus epidemic continues to plague the world, a new epidemic is already feared in Michigan, USA.
News channel from CNN according to 22 horses in ten counties have been diagnosed this year with Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). The number is double that of last year. Approximately 5 to 10 people in the United States are diagnosed with the disease each year.
Mortality from equine encephalitis in the East is about 30 percent. It is therefore a much more dangerous disease than the corona.
Mortality from the new coronavirus has varied by country from less than one to 15 percent. In Finland, the mortality rate of COVID-19 in confirmed cases is slightly more than four per cent of those affected. Ebola mortality has ranged from 25 to 90 percent.
Symptoms of the disease may include fever, chills, muscle pain, and general discomfort. In severe cases, even swelling of the brain or meningitis may occur.
Poisoning flights have been launched in the state of Michigan to prevent an equine encephalitis epidemic in the east. Residents have also been urged to be indoors after dark to help people avoid mosquito bites.
– The MDHHS (Michigan Health Authority) urges local authorities to postpone or cancel outdoor events at dusk or after, especially those involving children. This will prevent bites, MDHHS’s leading health authority Joneigh Khaldun tells CNN.
He was the first to report on equine encephalitis in the East in Finland Evening News.