Eastern Equine Encephalitis Confirmed in Alabama

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- AUGUST 2, 2012 -- The Alabama Department of Public Health has confirmed four positive cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in horses located in Dallas County. There have been additional reports of cases in horses in Elmore and Montgomery counties; however, laboratory confirmation has not been performed.

In Baldwin and Mobile counties, four sentinel chickens have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). The three sentinel chickens that tested positive for WNV in Baldwin County were located in Gulf Shores, Magnolia Springs and Perdido Beach. One sentinel chicken was positive for WNV in the BelleFontaine area of South Mobile County.