EEEmergence
March 7, 2010

This is the first of what is hoped to be many entries which may give further insight into the world of vector-borne disease. Diseases such as Malaria, West Nile virus, and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), among others, are of this category. The main concentration of this blog will be on EEE since it is relevant to my location in New Hampshire and I have completed a master’s thesis on it describing the nature of the disease. Since EEE usually affects the human population in specific times of the year spring, summer and early fall, people generally tend to take the stance “out of sight, out of mind”. This stance, of course, will provide little effectiveness in the fight between human/disease vector co-existance.

What i plan to do with this blog is to provide insight into the world of EEE so that those who read it become aware of what EEE is and how it is sustained in various eco-systems. New Hampshire will be used as my study area since I know it well and has an existing endemic, or native, EEE precedent.

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