EEE virus found in New Hampshire

PELHAM, N.H. (WCAX) A potentially deadly mosquito-borne disease has been found in a New Hampshire town.

The first batch of mosquitoes tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Pelham, New Hampshire.

Since 2004, there have been 15 human infections identified in New Hampshire.

The last time a person was infected with EEE in New Hampshire was in 2014.

Currently, there are no infections in people or animals this year.

Symptoms usually appear four to 10 days after being bitten.

Symptoms range from a flu-like illness, including fever, headache, weakness, and muscle and joint pains to inflammation of the brain.