Earlier Sunday afternoon calling off several of its sprays, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced all aerial sprays to prevent Eastern Equine Encephalitis EEE had been postponed because of inclement weather.
Treatment was set to start at 8 p.m. in several counties; however, state officials mentioned they’ve been put on maintain due to ongoing rain and cloud cover.
Earlier Sunday, officials announced spraying in Kalamazoo and Portage was called off because of so many residents selecting the opt-out choice, that a spray in the area wouldn’t be effective.
EEE is the most dangerous mosquito-borne diseases in the US, with a 33 % fatality rate in people who become ill. Thus far, nine human cases have been confirmed in Michigan, with three of them turning into fatal. Twenty-seven animal cases have additionally been confirmed.
Signs of EEE infection include the sudden onset of fever, chills, body, and joint aches which might progress to severe encephalitis, leading to headache, disorientation, tremors, paralysis, and seizures. Also can occur Permanent brain damage, coma, and death in some cases.
People can reduce their dangers by using bug spray with DEET, avoiding being outside at dusk, wearing long sleeve clothing, and eliminating standing water on their property.