10th case of EEE detected in Michigan despite the aerial spraying of pesticide


The Michigan health officials on Tuesday had announced that an aerial spray of pesticide had been completed on 557,000 acres of land across 14 counties in order to combat the EEE which is the Eastern Equine Encephalitis however the number of the humans and animals affected in the state continues growing.

The new case in the human of this rare and dangerous EEE virus had been confirmed in the Cass County. This took place on Tuesday and five more animal cases had been identified in the horses in Kent, Jackson and Tuscola counties as per the Department of Health and Human Services.

That has brought the total number of the people in Michigan with the confirmed illnesses of EEE to 10 in the current year. On an average there are 7 cases of EEE in the nation.

Those people who have been sick due to the virus in Michigan belonged to the Calhoun, Cass, Barry, Berrien, Kalamazoo and Van Buren counties of which four people have succumbed to the disease.

EEE is among the deadliest diseases which are mosquito-borne in the United States with a 33% rate of death in the people who become ill. It also leaves a lot of survivors with disabilities that are mental and physical.

Apart from the humans the virus had also been confirmed in the 39 animals from 16 counties.

All of these counties are being considered to be at a high risk for EEE which has spread to humans as well as animals through an infected mosquito bite.

The officials have said that in the last year they have had more confirmed cases of EEE than they had in the whole of the past decade.

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