Horse in Chesapeake dies from EEE, officials say

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CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A horse in Chesapeake that was recently diagnosed with eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) has died, health officials say.

The Chesapeake Health District did not release any other details on the horse’s death.

The horse is the latest in Hampton Roads to test positive for EEE. A horse that died in Suffolk earlier this month was the first positive EEE detection for the region in 2018.

This virus, along with West Nile Virus, was detected in mosquitoes tested in the Riverview, North Street and Dumville Lane areas in late-July.

Officials said the two viruses have also been detected in mosquitoes in Norfolk.

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