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Vince Nelson lowers a mosquito trap in the woods east of Brimson, one of his four trap sites he checks each week this summer. Nelson is collecting the bugs as part of a study to discover what species of mosquitos in northeastern Minnesota may be carrying a fatal disease called eastern equine encephalitis. (Steve Kuchera /

Northland mosquitos carry fatal disease: People, horses, moose all can die from eastern equine encephalitis

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BRIMSON -- Vince Nelson placed a net full of mosquitos into a cooler, closed the lid and checked off on his clipboard exactly where they came from.


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