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Although there is no specific treatment for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), there are several things that can be done to help manage the symptoms of the disease:
The easiest and most effective way to avoid mosquito bites is by using insect repellant. There are many products that are made to prevent mosquito bites. Experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend one that can be applied directly to the skin that is particularly effective: DEET (usually listed on labels as N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide).
The amount of DEET in insect repellents varies and may range from less than 10 percent to more than 30 percent. Products with higher concentrations of DEET tend to provide longer protection and need to be applied less frequently. According to the AAP, products that have around 10 percent DEET may keep away insects for nearly 2 hours, while products with about 24 percent DEET last an average of 5 hours.
Other repellents contain yet other active ingredients (other than DEET). Select a repellent that is registered with the US EPA. Read and follow directions to use them properly. The AAP does not recommend insect repellants for children younger than 2 months.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”