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Posted on August 3, 2010 with No Comments
The state health department decided to take action against the mosquito-borne virus, eastern equine encephalitis. Health officials recently sampled water from multiple pools and 30 were tested positive for EEE, nearly three times what they expected. The governor ordered to spray areas over the state with pesticides to kill the virus starting as early as tomorrow. Between 2004 and 2oo6 there were 13 cases of humans being affected by EEE, including 6 deaths. EEE has not been seen since 2008 but the high volume of mosquitoes this year should make people alert. Officials advise people to stay indoors during dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active, to prevent getting EEE. When you do go outside, make sure your wear long sleeved clothes and repellent. Here are more tips to stay mosquito free during the summer. West Nile Virus is also a mosquito-borne virus that people should be aware of. If you have a mosquito problem, JP McHale can protect you family. Contact us by phone 800-479-2284, email, live chat, twitter, or facebook for an inspection!