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Eastern Equine Encephalitis, RT-qPCR
Eastern Equine Encephalitis, RT-qPCR

Eastern Equine Encephalitis, RT-qPCR

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 Pathogen test 

  • The RT-qPCR test detects the genome (RNA) of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus.


  • 5 mL - blood - K3 EDTA tube
  • 5mL - liquor (CSF) - sterile tube

Turnaround time

  • 2 to 5 working days


What is Eastern Equine Encephalitis?

  • Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), also referred to as triple E, is a viral illness transmitted to humans and horses by the bite of an infected mosquito. The insects pick up the virus from biting an infected bird. 

Clinical signs

  • EEE viruses affect the nervous system, so affected animals will have fever, depression and changes in behaviour.
  • Signs of infection may also include impaired vision, muscle twitches, circling or head pressing behaviours, the inability to swallow, paralysis and convulsions.
  • Horses infected with EEE often do not survive
  • The virus is transmitted to people and horses by bites from infected mosquitoes and birds during wet, summer months


  • Vaccines for EEE are available for horses.

  • Measures to control mosquito populations and minimize mosquito exposure will decrease chances of infection.