Another Maine Horse Dies of Triple-E 

Wayne Harvey

Health officials say a third horse in Maine has died of Eastern Equine Encephalitis, or Triple-E. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says the horse was in the Penobscot County town of Stetson.Two other horses in Waldo County were euthanized after getting the virus earlier this month.None of the horses were vaccinated for the disease. Triple-e is transmitted through infected mosquitoes, which pick it up by feeding on infected birds….. State Health Director Dr. Dora Mills says there are no reports in Maine of people getting the infection, but she urges people and horse owners to take precautions against infected mosquitoes.