State and local health officials urge caution after reported cases of mosquito-borne virus

As you may have heard, state and local health officials are urging caution after several cases of a rare, mosquito-borne virus called Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) have been reported in eight Michigan counties, including Lapeer. Because of this, the Lapeer County Health Department is recommending the use of mosquito spray with DEET to prevent bites, especially for children and adults over 50. This is most important during the early morning and evening hours when mosquitos are most active.

There have not been any reported human cases of EEE in Lapeer County, but parents should still exercise caution with young people. This advice should be followed until the first hard frost of the fall. 

At this time, the Lapeer County Health Department has not recommended cancellation of evening events or activities.  

Click here for guidance from the CDC on prevention.

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