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Devastating Mosquito Disease in US

The first European victim of a deadly new mosquito-borne disease was bitten while in the United States and is in a coma.

This virus is known as Eastern Equine Encephalitis or Triple E. The victim, Michael Nicholson, was bitten by a mosquito when he spent 6 weeks in Rhode Island and New Hampshire this summer. The disease is found mostly along the East Coast and has a 35% mortality rate and develops 10 days after being bitten. It has flu-like symptoms, which eventually lead to brain inflammation, coma and death.

BBC News quotes Nicholson's sister as saying, "There is no cure and there is no vaccine, so all you can do is try and prevent yourself being bitten."

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