Washtenaw County Health Department has agreed to allow recommended aerial spraying in a small portion of northern Washtenaw County to combat spread of the potentially deadly Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus. The area targeted for spraying is a 2.5 mile radius around the confirmed animal case in neighboring Livingston County. This area includes parts of Livingston County, as well as northern Northfield and Webster Townships in Washtenaw County. This decision was made in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS); an aerial spray will lower the mosquito population and reduce the risk of humans or animals contracting EEE.
Please see the release below from Livingston County Health Department for details.
Washtenaw County has no human or animal cases of EEE cases at this time, and we continue to recommend preventing mosquito bites whenever possible. Additional information and updates are available at www.Michigan.gov/eee.
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