The Michigan Health and Human Services Department now reports at least 10 horses throughout the state are testing positive. No people in the state so far are confirmed to have contracted the mosquito-borne virus.
Michigan was a focal point of mosquito-borne Eastern Equine Encephalitis cases last year. This year may end up being no different. We’ve already had a couple of early reports of mosquitos found in the state carrying the disease.
A fifth death due to Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has been confirmed in a Cass County resident and an additional horse has been diagnosed with the disease in Allegan County, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday afternoon.
With Kalamazoo County authorizing spraying insecticide over the county due to the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) situation, Mayor Bobby Hopewell issued a statement asking questions and raising his concern over the plan.