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EEE detected in Chittenden County for 1st time

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Eastern equine encephalitis has been detected in Chittenden County for the first time. It was found in a mosquito pool in Milton.

Despite a chilly night, the threat is not over. That's according to the Health Department.

EEE has infected two horses in Vermont so far. One died; one was euthanized. The illness is spread by mosquitoes. Health officials say cold weather can temporarily reduce the threat. But until there's a widespread killing freeze, the threat still exists and people should take precautions.

Two Vermonters died from EEE last year.

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