Lyme's Disease was first found due to what was believed to be a cluster of childhood arthritis in Lyme Connecticut, after further investigation, it was found to be a new disease associated with deer ticks. The disease has been studied since and found to have long-term chronic effects if not properly treated. Preventative steps may minimize exposure to the ticks that carry the disease which is most prevalent in this area in the fall and spring seasons.
Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is a rare but serious disease caused by a virus that can affect people of all ages. EEE is generally spread to humans through the bite of a mosquito infected with the virus. EEE can cause severe illness and possibly lead to death in any age group; however, people under age 15 are at particular risk. EEE does not occur every year, but based on mosquito sampling, a high risk of occurrence of human cases currently exists.