KALAMAZOO, Michigan (USA) – Public health officials are investigating three suspected cases of equine encephalitis among people in Kalamazoo and Berrien counties.
Electrical and electronic equipment is one of the most dangerous diseases that mosquitoes can transmit. Although human cases are rare, about every third person who suffers from electrical and electronic equipment dies.
Symptoms of electrical and electronic equipment include fever, chills and body aches. Severe cases can cause headache, disorientation, tremors, cramps, paralysis, brain damage, coma and death.
EEE is more lethal in horses with a 90% mortality rate, but there is a vaccine for horses and not for humans
The Department of Health and Human Services in Michigan states that as of Monday, there are six cases of electrical and medical Electronic devices have been confirmed in horses in the counties Barry, Kalamazoo and St. Joseph. None of the diseased horses were vaccinated against EEE and according to MDHHS, all of them died.
According to the state, an EEE was also diagnosed in two deer in the provinces of Barry and Cass.
The MDHHS also reports an increase in cases of West Nile virus on the lower peninsula, where 1
The MDHHS encourages people to take steps to ward off disease-carrying mosquitoes before they make their way out, including the use of repellents. Contains DEET, wears long-sleeved shirts and pants, throws stagnant water into their garden and Replaces window and door windows with cracks or holes through which a mosquito could pass.
MDHHS on mosquito-borne diseases