The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging local officials in counties affected by Eastern Equine Encephalitis to consider postponing, rescheduling or cancelling outdoor activities occurring at or after dusk, particularly activities that involve children.
This would include events such as late-evening sports practices or games, and applies until the first hard frost of the year.
As of Thursday, EEE has been confirmed in 19 horses in nine counties in Michigan – Barry, Clare, Isabella, Jackson, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo and Oakland.
Additional animal cases are under investigation. This is twice as many animal cases as the same time last year.