Authorities are urging folks to remain indoors after darkish and shield themselves from mosquito bites after a resident in Barry County was suspected of getting Japanese Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a doubtlessly lethal sickness attributable to the EEE virus.
“This suspected EEE case in a Michigan resident exhibits that is an ongoing risk to the well being and security of Michiganders and requires continued actions to forestall publicity, together with aerial therapy,” Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical government and chief deputy for well being at MDHHS, stated in an announcement.
“MDHHS continues to encourage native officers within the affected counties to think about suspending, rescheduling or cancelling out of doors actions occurring at or after nightfall, significantly these involving youngsters to cut back the potential for folks to be bitten by mosquitoes.”
The incubation interval for EEE ranges from 4 to 10 days, in accordance with the CDC. Signs might be gentle and may embrace fever, chills, aches and basic discomfort, however extreme instances can contain swell of the mind or meningitis.