Anyone camping in MA with the EEE threat?

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  1. Ntk37

    Ntk37 Member

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    weve got a trip booked this weekend, and because our pup is in the shop we’ll be tenting. I’m really concerned about EEE. The town we’re camping in, at a commercial cg, is listed as a moderate threat level.

    Would you risk going, albeit presumably a low risk? I think I’m extra hesitant bc since we won’t have the camper we lose inside space to go when it gets dark.
     
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    Pooch New Member

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    What is EEE? I'm a noob.
     
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    tombiasi Well-Known Member

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    Its a mosquito borne virus
     
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    VTRailroadguy Active Member

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    We spent three nights at Wompatuck State park last weekend and there wasn't a mosquito to be seen.
     
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    WrkrBee Well-Known Member

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    https://www.cdc.gov/easternequineencephalitis/index.html
    From the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Website:
    In the United States, an average of 7 human cases of EEE are reported annually. To ensure standardization of reporting across the country, CDC recommends that the national surveillance case definition be consistently applied by all state health departments.

    Most cases of EEE have been reported from Florida, Massachusetts, New York, and North Carolina. EEEV transmission is most common in and around freshwater hardwood swamps in the Atlantic and Gulf Coast states and the Great Lakes region
     
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    1380ken Well-Known Member

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    It will be cold at night. You can wear long pants and shirt sleeves.
     
  8. jmkay1

    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    It's scary that there is no cure and its quite serious if you were to get sick. However it sounds like it's still rare and it's not every mosquito
    that is a carrier. So I say if you take precautions, wear long sleeves and pants, use deet and try and avoid camping at places with bodies of water you should be OK. Mosquitos breed mainly in stagnant or sitting water. If you have electricity bring a fan to blow on you to help keep the buggers at bay as well. Personally I always feel you can't allow fear to rule your life. It all in God's hands but you also don't want to take too many risks either. That's just my opinion. Yes, it's not comfortable wearing long sleeves in hot weather, but it's so much better than having any kind of bug use you as a walking Buffett table.
     
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    neighbormike Well-Known Member

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    I will be really pissed someday if it's a mosquito that does my a$$ in!
     
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    Rik Peery Well-Known Member

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    [LOL] for dang sure true dude...figure an angry wife will be my demise, made it this far by setting up trip wires & never sleeping in the same room 2 nights in a row, gotta make yourself hard to pattern...get you some govt issued quinine tabs for the skeeters, but beware there can be side effects lol...
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