Oct. 2, 2015
The Oswego County Health Department is saddened to confirm that the individual who was hospitalized with Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has died. The person was an adult resident of the town of Albion.
"Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time," said Oswego County Public Health Director Jiancheng Huang.
To comply with federal law and protect the privacy of this patient and of the family, additional details about the individual cannot be shared with the public. "EEE is a rare but serious viral disease that is spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes," said Huang. "Thevirus will remain in our environment until the first heavy frost occurs. Until that time, people in all areas of Oswego County need to remain vigilant and fully protect themselves from mosquito bites."Huang advises that personal protection measures are the most effective ways to prevent mosquito bites. "Many of us are enjoying the fall season by spending a lot of time outside. It is important to remember that mosquitoes are still active this time of year and we all need to continue using personal protection measures when we take part in outdoor activities."
These actions include:
For more information about EEE and other viruses transmitted by mosquitoes, call the Oswego County Health Department at 315-349-3564 or 1-800-596-3200, ext.3564 between 8:30am and 4:00 pm or visit the New York State Department of Health Website at www.health.state.ny.us
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