The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : First COVID-19, Now Mosquitoes: Bracing for Bug-Borne Ills The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : First COVID-19, Now Mosquitoes: Bracing for Bug-Borne Ills

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

First COVID-19, Now Mosquitoes: Bracing for Bug-Borne Ills


The CDC has offered states additional help with mosquito testing this season as the coronavirus pandemic has overwhelmed state public health offices


Sophia Garabedian had been dealing with a persistent fever and painful headache when her parents found her unresponsive in her bed one morning last fall.

Doctors ultimately diagnosed the then-5-year-old Sudbury, Massachusetts, resident with eastern equine encephalitis, a rare but severe mosquito-borne virus that causes brain swelling.

Garabedian survived the potentially fatal virus after about a month in Boston hospitals, but her parents say her ordeal and ongoing recovery should be a warning as people take advantage of the outdoors this summer.

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