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Eastern equine encephalitis virus typically causes mild flu-like symptoms or no symptoms at all, but about 5% of people infected develop life-threatening encephalitis that can cause permanent neurological damage, according to the CDC. Mosquitoes transmit the virus from birds to mammals, and prevention methods include using insect repellents, removing standing water from yards, limiting outdoor activity when mosquitoes are active, and maintaining window and door screens.

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