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encephalitis http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/948/all en Brandon man dies from mosquito bite; state to spray on Thursday http://addisonindependent.com/201209brandon-man-dies-mosquito-bite-state-spray-thursday <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-13095" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201209brandon-man-dies-mosquito-bite-state-spray-thursday"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/EEE in County Harry Chen 2715 copy.thumbnail.jpg" alt="EEE in County Harry Chen 2715 copy.jpg" title="EEE in County Harry Chen 2715 copy.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DR. HARRY CHEN, the Vermont Commissioner of Health, said that spraying pesticide to kill mosquitoes is not without danger, but the Eastern Equine Encephalitis that the mosquitoes carry is more dangerous. Photo by Lee Kahrs </div> </div> </div> <p> BRANDON &mdash; One man is dead and another remains hospitalized after the first human cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus in Vermont were detected in Brandon and Whiting on Saturday, and state officials are on the offensive.</p> <p> Richard Hollis Breen, 87, of &nbsp;Brandon died Tuesday from the disease and a man from Sudbury remains hospitalized on Wednesday. Breen lived on the emu farm in Brandon where at least 16 emus died from the disease last September when EEE was for the first time detected in animals in the state.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13082">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201209brandon-man-dies-mosquito-bite-state-spray-thursday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont eee encephalitis Featured mosquitoes Thu, 06 Sep 2012 20:53:02 +0000 Addison Independent 13082 at http://addisonindependent.com Brandon emus die in 1st Vt. case of EEE http://addisonindependent.com/201109brandon-emus-die-1st-vt-case-eee <p> BRANDON &mdash; Sixteen emus on a farm in Brandon have died in what is Vermont&rsquo;s first documented case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> Area veterinarian Keely Henderson sent brain tissue and blood samples from the dead emus to a University of New Hampshire lab last Wednesday, Sept. 21, and the results were received late next day.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/9345">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201109brandon-emus-die-1st-vt-case-eee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brandon animals emu encephalitis health mosquito Mon, 26 Sep 2011 16:00:08 +0000 Christian Woodard 9345 at http://addisonindependent.com