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This year has seen an unusually high number of cases of eastern equine encephalitis, a mosquito-borne virus that kills about one-third of the patients diagnosed with it. This map from Science News shows states that have had confirmed cases of eastern equine encephalitis over the last decade, with roughly 30% of these cases occurring just in the first nine months of 2019. Scientists are unsure if 2019 is an anomaly or suggestive of a spread of the virus and its vectors, but early springs and late frosts extended the mosquito breeding season and the period of possible disease transmission. www.sciencenews.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/092719_sb_triple-e_inline2-map_680_desktop_rev.png
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