Published: Nov 19, 2013 8:00 AM EST
Updated: Nov 19, 2013 8:01 AM EST

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - The Bay County Health Department is asking residents to guard against mosquito bites after a horse was confirmed to have a mosquito-transmitted disease.
    
Health officials say the horse was found to be infected with Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) earlier this month. The rare disease is caused by a virus that can be spread to humans by mosquitoes. Officials say EEE can cause inflammation of the brain.
    
The News Herald of Panama City (http://bit.ly/1jhMU89 ) reports it is the second case of the virus reported in Bay County this year.
    
Symptoms of the virus may include fever, headache, fatigue, dizziness and confusion.
    
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Information from: The (Panama City, Fla.) News Herald, http://www.newsherald.com

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