5th Michigan resident dies from mosquito-borne disease EEE

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A fifth death thanks to japanese cephalitis has been confirmed during a Cass County resident and an extra horse has been diagnosed with the illness in Allegan County, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) declared weekday.

Although frost is foreseen in components of the state tonight, MDHHS aforesaid during a unharness urges residents to continue taking precautions against mosquitoes.

“The risk of EEE continues if there has not been a sustained amount of freeze temperatures,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical government and chief deputy for health for MDHHS during a unharness “We urge residents to continue taking precautions against two-winged insects bites.”

Parts of Allegan County were treated Gregorian calendar month. 3 and 6. In total, EEE has been confirmed in ten individuals, with 5 fatalities. Cases resided in Barry, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo and Chief Executive counties. additionally, EEE been confirmed in forty animals from sixteen counties: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Genesee, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Lapeer, Livingston, Montcalm, Newaygo, St. Joseph, Tuscola and Chief Executive.

EEE is one among the foremost dangerous mosquito-borne diseases within the us, with a thirty three p.c mortality in people that become sick and exploit several survivors with physical and mental disabilities. individuals may be infected with EEE from the bite of a two-winged insects carrying the virus. Aerial treatment covering quite 557,000 acres targeting fourteen counties was completed Gregorian calendar month. seven to assist combat EEE.

Residents ought to still shield themselves from two-winged insects bites by:

Avoiding being outdoors from evenfall to dawn once mosquitos that carry the EEE virus ar most active.
Applying insect repellents that contain the active ingredient DEET, or other U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-registered product to exposed skin or vesture, and continually follow the manufacturer’s directions to be used.
Wearing long-sleeved shirts and trousers once outdoors. Apply repellent to vesture to assist forestall bites.
Maintaining window and door screening to assist keep mosquitoes outside.
Emptying water from two-winged insects breeding sites round the home, like buckets, unused kiddie pools, previous tires or similar sites wherever mosquitoes might lay eggs.
Using nets and/or fans over outside feeding areas.


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