Deadly Virus in US

An English man fishing on holiday in New Hampshire has contracted a rare and highly fatal disease. Triple E, which stands for ‘Eastern Equine Encephalitis’, is transmitted by mosquito bites and has killed an average of 5 people a year for the last 40 years. There is no known cure, and a third of victims die, with 50% of the survivors seriously mentally disabled.

How come I never heard about this from any US news station? Every year of living in New York I’d hear about the less fatal West Nile virus from mosquitoes, but never this one. I guess statistically it’s pretty rare, but it makes me nervous as I contemplate an early evening run along the highly mosquito’d Lachine Canal…

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