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3 counties scheduled for EEE spraying Tuesday night

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Posted at 9:59 PM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-22 21:59:53-04

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services expects to conduct aerial treatment for EEE in three counties Tuesday night.

Blocks in Oakland, Livingston and Calhoun counties will be sprayed for the mosquitos that carry the disease, a news release said.

More than 373,000 acres have been treated as of Tuesday.

Schedules depend on the weather and may change.

“We have taken this action to protect Michiganders from this potentially dangerous mosquito-borne disease,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy for health at MDHHS. “We urge residents to continue taking precautions against mosquito bites and encourage local officials in the affected counties to consider postponing, rescheduling or canceling outdoor activities occurring at or after dusk until the first hard frost of the year.”

Impacted counties are Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Clare, Ionia, Isabella, Jackson, Kent, Livingston, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo and Oakland.

So far, 32 animals – 30 equine and two deer – and one human case in Barry County have been confirmed.