Mosquitoes are still a very big problem even in the developed world. And with summer storms bringing heavy rain every now and then, these pests have multiple breeding grounds from which they can lay their eggs and spread disease.
In Florida, there’s been a reported case wherein two horses are infected by equine encephalitis, a disease that comes from infected mosquitoes through their bites. But don’t be fooled though, that disease is transmissible to humans as well. According to this article on tbo.com:
The Florida Department of Health says that two horses have tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis, one in central and one in east Pasco County.
Officials said the mosquito-borne illness could be transmitted to humans.
Eastern equine encephalitis virus is spread through the bite of infected mosquitoes, and is not transmitted from human to human. It’s one of a group of mosquito-transmitted viruses that can cause inflammation of the brain, the department of health said.
Infections in people can cause headache, fever, dizziness, confusion, movement disorders and coma.
You can take some precautions like making sure that stagnant water doesn’t build up around your house. You can also apply repellants and wear protective clothing to ward off mosquitoes to prevent them from biting you.
However, these measures may only be temporary; repellant wears off, and you can’t wear protective clothing all the time. What you can do is invest in sealing your roof against these pests as this is one of its breeding ground.
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(Article Excerpt from Two cases of equine encephalitis detected in Pasco County, tbo.com)