Spraying for EEE mosquito infection may begin tonight in Jackson County

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More aerial spraying to battle the destructive mosquito-borne Eastern equine encephalitis infection is scheduled, possibly including pieces of Grass Lake Township.

The state began its spraying with 128,000 sections of land in the southwest corner of Michigan. More zones are planned to be showered Tuesday,including portions of Calhoun and Barry counties.

Jackson County’s zone in Grass Lake Township is recorded as a “weather alternate.” This implies Grass Lake Township will be sprayed Tuesday night just if climate conditions don’t permit splashing in another booked zone, however are clear in Jackson County.

Low-flying planes start spraying at nightfall and proceed, per the Jackson County Health Department. Ultra-low volume sprayers administer fine vaporized beads that stay suspended noticeable all around and kill grown-up mosquitoes on contact.

Grass Lake’s zone will be rescheduled, if spraying isn’t done Tuesday night. There’s additionally a spraying zone in Concord Township, yet a date for spraying hasn’t been set at this point.

No human cases have been accounted for in Jackson County, Health Officer Rashmi Travis said. One pony and one deer have tried positive, Travis said – albeit prior reports from the province showed two ponies tried positive.

The approximate Concord shower zone limits are the Concord Hills Golf Course, the Calhoun County line, Folks Road and Behling Road. The Grass Lake limits are I-94, the north edge of Wolf Lake, Hayball Road and Maute Road.

There have been nine human instances of EEE in Michigan this year, causing three deaths.

“We ask you to take extra precautions such as wearing bug spray with DEET, remaining indoors as possible and wearing long sleeves and pants,” Travis said in an press statement. “Spraying is an effective way to minimize risk.”

Side effects of EEE incorporate unexpected beginning of fever, chills and body and joint aches. A few cases can result in seizures, paralysis, permanent brain damage, comas and death, as per a health division press statement. Seek medical attention quickly if any signs develop.

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