Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Information

Please see the information below for important facts on Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).

The state issued a press release on Friday, September 11th encouraging local officials to postpone, reschedule or cancel outdoor activities occurring at or after dusk particularly activities that involve children
https://www.michigan.gov/emergingdiseases/0,4579,7-186-76711_77442_95560-539453--,00.html

OCHD released a press release on Friday, September 11th after receiving information of a 2nd deceased horse in Oakland County: 
https://www.oakgov.com/pages/news.aspx#/residents-urged-to-protect-themselves-from-mosquito-bites-1

MDHHS released on September 14th that they will be spraying in a 2.5 mile block buffer around the property of the deceased horses that tested positive for EEE: 
https://www.michigan.gov/emergingdiseases/0,4579,7-186-76711_77442_95560-539512--,00.html

An emergency rule was also filed by MDARD in partnership with MDHHS temporarily amending the rule on notification and participation for community pesticide applications for mosquito control to quickly begin mosquito abatement.
https://www.michigan.gov//documents/lara/2020-209_Pesticides_Eastern_Equine_Encephalitis_702050_7.pdf

Here is a link to the SAFETY DATA SHEET MERUS® 3.0, the product being used for spraying:
https://www.clarke.com/filebin/productpdf/merus3.0-sds.pd

For additional information, please see the state EEE website:
https://www.michigan.gov/emergingdiseases/0,4579,7-186-76711_77442_95560-539453--,00.html




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