2 cases in NC
From our friends at DHD#10
September 11, 2020 – According to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) cases in Michigan are on track to exceed those documented in 2019.
In 2019, 10 human cases of EEE were documented, including 6 deaths, and 50 cases were found in animals. To date, 18 equine EEE cases have been confirmed, and of these cases, 3 reside in District Health Department #10 jurisdiction: 2 in Newaygo County and 1 in Mecosta County.
EEE is one of the most dangerous mosquito-borne diseases that can be transmitted to both animals and people. In Michigan, the virus is typically seen in late summer to early fall and poses a risk to both animals and humans until mid-October.
With the rise in EEE cases, DHD#10 is strongly encouraging horse owners to vaccinate their animals and for Michiganders to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves against mosquito bites through the second hard frost by following the below precautions:
To protect your horses and other domestic animals (such as dogs, sheep, and goats), measures could include the following:
To protect yourself and your family, here’s what you should do now:
For more information about EEE, visit www.mi.gov/eee
For more information about mosquito-borne diseases, visit