LANSING, Mich. – The Labor Department of the Michigan Department of Health confirmed another case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) on a human Friday.
In the districts of Barry, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo and Van Buren, eight cases of mosquito-borne diseases were confirmed.
Three people have died.
"The increasing geographic spread and increasing numbers of electrical and electronic equipment in humans and animals indicate that the risk to electrical and electronic equipment remains." "We continue to demand that Michigander protect himself from mosquito bites until the first harsh frost."
Tips for preventing mosquito bites from the Oakland County Health Division:
- Use an insect repellent registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). All insect repellents registered by the EPA are tested for safety and efficacy and contain DEET, picaridine, IR3535, lemon eucalyptus oil or para-menthan diol as active ingredient. Repellents containing a higher percentage of the active ingredient usually provide longer lasting protection. Always follow the instructions on the product label.
- Be wary of using repellent on the hands of children as it may irritate the eyes and mouth.
- Wear protective clothing such as long-sleeved shirts and pants.
- Restrict outdoor activity from dusk to dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
- Maintain window and door windows to keep mosquitoes out. Do not open doors.
- Empty the water of mosquito hatcheries in the household, eg. As bucket, unused children's pool, old tires or similar places where mosquitoes can lay eggs.
- When dining outdoors, use nets and / or fans areas.
West Bloomfield sprays fields
The West Bloomfield School District has announced that it is proactively seeking to reduce potential exposure to mosquito-borne diseases by applying mosquito treatment to West around the practice areas and playgrounds Bloomfield High School. The school district has ordered Mosquito Joe to use this preventive treatment on Friday, September 20.
According to the district, the following factors contribute to this decision:
- Elementary breaks take place during the day when the risk is lowest.
- Almost all exercises take place in daylight immediately after school.
- Many outdoor sports competitions take place on hard surfaces or on artificial turf fields, a factor It is well known that mosquitoes prevent the formation of mosquitoes and thus reduce the risk of contact.
The Dangers of Electrical and Electronic Equipment
According to health authorities, electrical and electronic equipment is one of the most dangerous mosquito-borne diseases in the United States rate among people who become ill. People can be infected with electrical and electronic equipment by the bite of a mosquito carrying the virus. Persons younger than 1
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Signs of electrical and electronic equipment are sudden onset of fever, chills, body and joint pain, which can lead to severe encephalitis resulting in headache, disorientation, tremors, seizures, and paralysis. In some cases, permanent brain damage, coma and death may also occur.
Those who have these symptoms should seek the advice of their doctor.
Cases of horses, deer
According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, by September 16, nine cases of electrical and electronic equipment were confirmed in horses in Barry, Kalamazoo, Lapeer and Washington St. Joseph counties. None of the horses was vaccinated against EEE and all animals have died, said the health department. There is an EEE vaccine for horses, but not for humans.
In addition, five deer in the counties of Barry, Cass, Genesee, Kalamazoo and Van Buren were diagnosed with EEE infections and euthanized due to the severity of their disease symptoms.
About the West Nile Virus
The West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne virus. Mosquitoes become infected with the virus by biting an infected bird. The virus is then transmitted to humans through the bite of the infected mosquito. Most people who are infected with the virus either have no symptoms or suffer from a mild illness such as fever, headache and body aches. However, some people may develop more serious disease-causing inflammation and brain swelling.
People over 50 develop more common and potentially life-threatening symptoms of West Nile virus when they become ill.
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