Onondaga County Health Commissioner, Indu Gupta, MD, MPH, was notified on October 29th by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) that an adult in the town of Clay was diagnosed with Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) infection. Dr. Gupta explained, “This patient was hospitalized in early September 2015, discharged home in stable condition, and is recovering well. The diagnosis was made possible by a special blood test performed recently at the NYSDOH Wadsworth Laboratory. The laboratory results were confirmed on November 5, 2015.”
This is the second known human case of EEE in Onondaga County this year. To protect the privacy of this individual and of the family, additional details are not being shared with the public. Due to the arrival of cold weather there is no longer a risk of mosquito-borne diseases.
For more information about mosquito-borne diseases visit http://www.ongov.net/health/mosquitoborne.html.