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Aerial EEE spraying treatment canceled Wednesday evening

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said the cancellation is due to inclement weather.

Scheduled aerial Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) treatments for Wednesday night have been canceled, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says.

MDHHS said there will be updated information on their website once it becomes available.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said 86,016 acres were treated on Tuesday, Oct. 1 and 186,146 total acres have been treated so far. 

Areas completed to date include 3-1 in Berrien County, areas 5-1 and 5-2 in Cass County, areas 12-1, 12-2 and 12-3 in St. Joseph County and 13-1 in Van Buren County. Area 2-1 in Barry County was only partially completed.

The areas that were planned for treatment Wednesday were identified in the Aerial Treatment Zones Map and included:

  • Areas 1-1 and 1-2 in Allegan County.
  • Area 2-1 in Barry County.
  • Area 4-1 in Calhoun County.
  • Area 13-2 in Van Buren County.
  • Area 4-2 in Calhoun County. (weather alternative)
  • Areas 6-1 and 6-2 in Jackson County. (weather alternative)
  • Areas 8-1 and 8-2 in Kent County. (weather alternative)
  • Area 9-1 in Lapeer County. (weather alternative)
  • Areas 10-1, 10-2 and 10-3 in Montcalm County. (weather alternative)
  • Area 11-1 in Newaygo County. (weather alternative)
  • Area 14-1 in Washtenaw County. (weather alternative)
  • Area 15-1 in Livingston County. (weather alternative)

The scheduled sprayings are weather dependent and may change. For the latest information, click here.

For more details on the identified zones, view the county-level aerial treatment map here.

RELATED: Continued EEE threat prompts state to spray 14 counties for mosquitoes

Credit: Michigan Dept. of Health and Human Services
MDHHS has released the following map of EEE spray zones.

The aerial spraying in the cities of Kalamazoo and Portage have been completely canceled because of the number of residents who opted out. 

RELATED: Aerial EEE spraying canceled for Kalamazoo, Portage due to high opt-out rates

EEE is one of the most dangerous mosquito-borne diseases, with a 33% fatality rate among humans who contract the disease and a 90% fatality rate among horses. It is transmitted through mosquito bites.

Get more info about EEE here

EEE has been confirmed in these counties: 

  • Barry County - 6 cases (1 human)
  • Berrien County - 3 cases (2 human)
  • Calhoun County - 3 cases (1 human)
  • Cass County - 1 case
  • Genesee County - 1 case
  • Jackson County - 2 cases
  • Kalamazoo County - 10 cases (3 human, 1 of which was fatal)
  • Kent County - 1 case
  • Lapeer County - 1 case
  • Montcalm County - 1 case
  • Newaygo County - 1 case
  • St. Joseph County - 3 cases
  • Van Buren County - 3 cases (1 human)

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