Since the first of the month, two-dozen horses have died in Holmes and Washington Counties from Eastern Equine Encephalitis.
Area health officials are quite concerned. In fact, horse owners need to make sure their animals are properly vaccinated.
Not only for encephalitis, but also for West Nile.
Horse owners who believe their animal may have Eastern Equine Encephalitis should notify their extension office. The blood needs to be tested for the disease.
It's important to note that Eastern Equine Encephalitis, often called "sleeping sickness," cannot be spread from horses to humans.
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Source: http://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/f_eee.htm contributed to this report.
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