GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Join 9OYS digital reporter Emily Cervarich for this edition of Reporter’s Notebook featuring 9OYS digital reporter Kelci O’Donnell.
Kelci explains how the Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus, or EEE, has been identified in horses and mosquitoes here in parts of Eastern North Carolina. Although uncommon in people, EEE is one of the most severe mosquito-transmitted diseases in both horses and humans in the U.S.
It’s the time of year where most cases of mosquito-borne viral illnesses are reported. The best thing you can do to keep yourself safe protected is to prevent mosquito bites. Drain any standing water around your home, wear bug repellent, and wear loose-fitting clothing that covers your skin.
Read Kelci’s story below and watch the video to learn more.