MARQUETTE COUNTY – According to the Marquette County Health Department, two horses in Marquette County have examined constructive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) infections. EEE is a severe viral illness transmitted by mosquitoes which may trigger neurological illness in horses and sickness in folks, poultry and different animals.
The sick animals are a sign that contaminated mosquitoes could also be current within the area. People ought to take steps to forestall mosquito bites by making use of repellent and sporting protecting clothes, in addition to management mosquito populations on one’s property.
There isn’t any vaccination accessible to guard people from contracting EEE, however there may be one for horses. Horse house owners ought to contact their veterinarian to verify their animals are up-to-date on all vaccinations.
While EEE isn’t unusual within the Upper Peninsula, a horse from Menominee County examined constructive in 2016. That similar 12 months, one human case of EEE was additionally recognized.
Six horses within the state of Michigan have examined constructive to date this 12 months. The extra 4 circumstances are in decrease Michigan.