By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

In a follow-up on the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) situation in South Carolina, Clemson Livestock Poultry Health has reported an additional EEE case in a Aiken County horse.


The eight-year-old mare did not survive.

This is the state’s 16th EEE case and Aiken County’s third case of 2020.

EEE is a mosquito-borne illness that causes inflammation or swelling of the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms include impaired vision, aimless wandering, head pressing, circling, inability to swallow, irregular staggering gait, paralysis, convulsions and death. Once a horse has been bitten by an infected mosquito, it may take three to ten days for signs of the disease to appear.