New EEE case confirmed in Michigan

File photo A new human case of eastern equine encephalitis was been reported Tuesday in Michigan's Cass County. 

LANSING, Mich. — Aerial treatment covering more than 557,000 acres targeting 14 counties  has been completed to help combat eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday.

“In one year, we have had more human EEE cases confirmed than in the past decade,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy for health for MDHHS. “We chose to conduct aerial treatment to protect the health and safety of Michiganders. We also continue to urge communities and residents to take precautions against mosquito bites as the risk of EEE remains until the first hard frost.”

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