The Florida Department of Health in Orange County on July 25 advised residents there has been an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of Orange County.
Several sentinel chickens in the same flock have tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) infection. The risk of transmission to humans has increased. DOH-Orange and mosquito control agencies will continue surveillance and prevention efforts.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, only about seven cases of EEE in humans are reported across the country each year. However, from 2009 to 2018, Florida had the highest number of infections.
Source: Florida Department of Health in Orange County