25-Sep-2019 | Facts and Factors
The officials of Public health have urged people to guard against mosquito bites post the emergence of few more cases of along with two more deaths due to a rare virus which is mosquito-borne. This happened in southwestern Michigan, where the health department on Tuesday had issued an update on EEE or eastern equine encephalitis, and said that there were deaths in the Van Buren and Cass counties. There has also been a death earlier in the county of Kalamazoo.
There have also been reports of human cases in the counties of Barry and Berrien and also of animal cases in Lapeer, St. Joseph and Genesee counties.
The department is also attempting to encourage the officials in the Michigan counties which have been affected to postpone, cancel or reschedule outdoor activities that happen on or after dusk specially articles that have involvement of children until hard frost begins.
Recently the officials said that in northern Indiana there was a detection of the virus in animals and in insects.
The symptoms of the disease include fever, chills, muscle and joint pain. Other symptoms may include irritability, restlessness, drowsiness, anorexia, diarrhea, vomiting, cyanosis and coma.
Death in such cases usually occurs in 2-10 days after the symptoms start setting in but can also occur later as well.
There are reports which say that there is no antiviral vaccine for the disease and the patients who are showing symptoms of illness must consult their doctors as soon as they can.
Rhode Island and Connecticut has also seen reports of human cases being infected this week, many animals in these locations have been testing positive for EEE.