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VIDEO State health officials to battle potentially deadly disease in Carbon County

Video Credit: WFMZ Allentown, PA
Published on September 24, 2019 -

VIDEO State health officials to battle potentially deadly disease in Carbon County

VIDEO State health officials to battle potentially deadly disease in Carbon County

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VIDEO State health officials to battle potentially deadly disease in Carbon County

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Pennsylvania health officials are in carbon county to battle a potentially deadly disease carbon is one of 3 counties in pennsylvania where the mosquito-borne eastern equine encephalitis has been found.

Wfmz bo koltnow is live in east and township now.

>>the details for us both.

>>rob and wendy at 00:30pm tonight that the e p the state deep he will be in mahoning township to spray for adult mosquitoes.

That's nearly heightened.

That's also where the disease was found no cases human cases are rare.

But they are deadly 30% of the time.

>>oh i get time.

It just everywhere bugs what i think of it.

>>and the thought may now be constantly on the mind of carbon counties, carol leslie, as evidence of the mosquitoes spread disease eastern at klein and set alight us has been found in 3 pennsylvania counties, including carbon and monroe, my small mosquito collection muhlenberg college professor of biology and mosquito eert martin edwards says iii is born from a swamp mosquito and can live in horses and birds but if another mosquito bites an infected animal and they knew that's when the disease can spread this year in the whole eastern united states has been a very big year.

>>for this pirates.

So it's not entirely surprising that we're finding it in pennsylvania symptoms are high fever, stiff neck headache, lack of energy and swelling of the brain.

There is no known cure and 30% of cases are fatal.

However since 1964.

They've only been 2 human cases in pennsylvania in the last in 1979 this the virus has cycled in nature.

Since the 1930's.

What's been interesting is within the last 10 years the cycle seem to be more frequent it's all enough for leslie to rethink her outside protection.

Do you think you wear bug spray all the time all i think so now yes, >>and edwards say people should be concern but not panic again, the stadium p will be in mahoning township at 00:30pm tonight spraying for adult mosquitoes.

In health officials say always make sure you wear bug spray, especially at dawn.

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