BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Health Department is planning to hold the first of 3 clinics to test people to see if they have been exposed to a mosquito-borne disease eastern equine encephalitis that killed two people last year.
The first clinic is scheduled for Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Brandon Senior Center.
The study of volunteers from Brandon and Sudbury in Rutland County and Whiting in Addison County is to determine how many people have been exposed to the virus, but have not gotten seriously ill.
Additional clinics will be held on May 14 at the Sudbury Town Hall and on May 29 at the Whiting Town Hall.
Last September an 89-year-old man from Brandon and a 49-year-old man from Sudbury died from EEE.
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