Potentially fatal virus detected in Delaware

US authorities announced that a potentially deadly mosquito-borne virus has been detected in Delaware, reported Fox News.

Delaware officials said that they have detected Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in the chickens. «No human or equine cases of EEE have been reported to date this year in Delaware,» said the officials.

EEE is spread by infected mosquitoes and is reportedly more common in Atlantic and Gulf Coast states. Experts say that if a person is bitten by such a mosquito, sudden headache, fever and chills may begin, in severe cases the illness may lead to coma.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says that «antibiotics are not effective against viruses, and no effective antiviral drugs have been discovered. Severe illnesses are treated by supportive therapy which may include hospitalization, respiratory support, IV fluids, and prevention of other infections.»

Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya commented on the matter: «Deadly virus spread by infected mosquitoes detected in the state of Delaware. Collusion theory supporters must be celebrating their victory now — they knew the reason for promoting anti-Russia sanctions over its alleged use of ‘Novichok.’ Next, we will probably read a story once written by Pushkin, telling about a tsarevitch turning into a mosquito and biting scabrous ladies. Perhaps, the mosquitoes were imported from Russia. Put mosquitoes in the sanctions list!»

VESNA NEWS — official website

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