EEE Aerial Spraying Has Been Completed
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says it finished aerial spraying Wednesday night to help prevent the spread of EEE. I didn't even notice they were flying over. Did you?
Even though Fall has arrived and we tend to think we're safe from bug bites, mosquitoes and the like, it's not over till it's over! In other words, we need to be vigilant and still protect ourselves and our children from mosquitoes. Why? The possibility of EEE! Be that as it may, MDHHS says no additional treatment is planned, but the department will continue monitoring the situation and may add treatment zones if new cases are found and aerial treatment would be effective.
It is a potential scary situation, and Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy for health for MDHHS told Fox 17 "we continue to urge communities and residents to take precautions against mosquito bites as the risk of EEE remains until the first hard frost.”
Confirmed cases of EEE in Michigan include a Barry County resident and 32 animals – 30 equine and two deer, and it is something that needs to be takes seriously. A Montcalm County resident is also suspected to have the disease after preliminary testing.
Impacted counties are Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Clare, Ionia, Isabella, Jackson, Kent, Livingston, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo and Oakland.
So, how serious is it? EEE has a 33 percent fatality rate in people who become sick. Now what do you think? I can't stress enough to be careful and cautious!