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Aerial treatment for EEE underway Wednesday night

Posted at 10:52 PM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 22:52:28-04

LANSING, Mich. — The first night of aerial treatment to combat EEE is underway, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday.

Areas that will be treated tonight include blocks in Montcalm and Clare counties.

If time and weather allow, several blocks in Kent, Newaygo, Oceana, Muskegon, Mecosta, Isabella and Ionia counties will also be treated.

A similar effort was made in 2019, when 557,000 acres were treated in Michigan.

EEE can not only kill horses but humans as well. The disease has a mortality rate in humans of 33 percent.