Eastern Equine Encephalitis http://whqr.org en Eastern Equine Encephalitis shows up in New Hanover County; officials urge mosquito precautions http://whqr.org/post/eastern-equine-encephalitis-shows-new-hanover-county-officials-urge-mosquito-precautions <p>The good news:&nbsp; it&rsquo;s rare.&nbsp; The bad news:&nbsp; there&rsquo;s no vaccine, no cure, and Eastern Equine Encephalitis can be fatal.&nbsp; People catch it from mosquitoes &ndash; and with the recent rains, mosquitoes are plentiful.&nbsp; WHQR&rsquo;s Rachel Lewis Hilburn reports that authorities in New Hanover and Brunswick Counties are urging residents to take simple steps to protect themselves.&nbsp;</p><p>Mosquitoes pass encephalitis to humans &ndash; usually after biting an infected wild bird &ndash; which make great hosts for the disease.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 02:16:55 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 21439 at http://whqr.org Eastern Equine Encephalitis shows up in New Hanover County; officials urge mosquito precautions