| The Detroit News
Air treatment is planned in three counties to combat the potentially fatal mosquito-borne eastern equine encephalitis, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Areas included in Oakland County include Blocks 3-1 and 3-2, which are surrounded by the Chrysler Freeway to the north, and Block 3-3, which is closer to US 23 in Counties Oakland and Livingston. Also covered is Block 12-1 between Interstates 69 and 94 in Calhoun County.
“We took this step to protect Michiganders from this potentially dangerous mosquito-borne disease,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, the state’s chief medical officer, in a statement.
As of Tuesday, a resident of Barry County has been diagnosed with electrical and electronic equipment in addition to 30 horses and two deer.
Khaldum said MDHHS is urging residents to continue taking precautions against mosquito bites and encouraging local officials “in the affected counties to consider postponing activities at or after dark until the first hard frost of the year or to cancel “.
The 13 counties that have been affected so far are: Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Clare, Ionia, Isabella, Jackson, Kent, Livingston, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo and Oakland.