The second case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in a Virginia horse has been reported in Suffolk. Mosquitoes carry the virus, and it can be fatal.
Dr. Charlie Broaddus, State Veterinarian says this horse is recovering and that vaccination may have saved his life.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis is rare in humans.
Dr. Broaddus advises horse owners to follow a six month vaccination scheduled, particularly where mosquitoes are present, and take the usual precautions to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds.