Eastern equine encephalitis cases increase in the wake of Hurricane Isaac

The aftermath of Hurricane Isaac is being felt in many ways, including burgeoning mosquito populations that spread eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), according to TheHorse.com.

The mosquitoes, which can spread EEE and other diseases such as West Nile virus, breed in stagnant water left behind by the storm. As of Tuesday, there were 43 confirmed cases […]

CDC: West Nile virus cases jump 40 percent

More than 1,500 people have fallen ill after being infected with West Nile virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The mosquito-borne virus has killed 66 people. Officials have said this is the worst year for West Nile infections since the virus was detected in the U.S. in 1999, according to USA […]