The content of this blog will draw on the research I have completed during the past 3 years on Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).  Since EEE has only recently re-emerged in New Hampshire, not much is known about the disease as most datasets on the disease have been deemed by “professionals” as “statistically insignificant”.  This blog bypasses any deemed insignificance and aims to provide insight about EEE through the most current research/data so readers can use the information gained here to conduct their lives in the way they see fit, not the way someone else tells them to.

I am not a doctor nor do I aspire to be one.  I am a geographer and will use geographical concepts to back up what I believe to be useful in our fight against EEE.  As in most professions, there are different specialties in geography.  The one which will prevail here is Medical Geography.  Medical Geography is the application of geographical concepts and techniques to health-related problems.  Whether we acknowledged it at the time or not, most of us have either seen a form of Medical Geography first-hand or have created something that could be classed as such.  Despite all this, Medical Geography is something that can work for all of us and we don’t need an M.D or Ph.D to use it, we just need to know when and how to apply it, in this case to EEE.

My qualifications to talk about this aren’t that I hold a B.A in Geography from Ohio Wesleyan University or a M.S in Geographic Information Science from the University of London, Birkbeck.  Instead I’m qualified because I’m a concerned citizen living in an area that has an endemic EEE problem and I have researched the disease, wrote a thesis describing preventative measures for it, and educated myself about it so that I can make informed decisions regarding it when the time comes.  Now, I aim to pass this knowledge on to you so you too can make informed decisions regarding EEE when the time comes.

I look forward to speaking with you!



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