Oakland County residents urged to protect themselves from mosquito bites amid confirmed EEE cases – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

DETROIT– The Oakland County Health Division and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are reminding citizens to take precautions from mosquito bites as cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis have been confirmed in two horses in Holly and Ortonville. “Residents in all of our neighborhoods need to take simple actions to lower the risk of major illness from mosquito bites such as limiting exposure at outdoor activities and using mosquito repellent. Always follow the product label instructions.Be careful utilizing repellent on the hands of children as it might irritate the eyes and mouth.Wear protective clothes such as long-sleeved t-shirts and pants.Limit outside activity from sunset to dawn when mosquitoes are most active.Maintain window and door screens to keep mosquitoes out of buildings.”People can be contaminated with EEE from the bite of a mosquito bring the virus.

DETROIT– The Oakland County Health Division and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are reminding locals to take precautions from mosquito bites as cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis have been verified in 2 horses in Holly and Ortonville. “Residents in all of our communities need to take simple steps to lower the threat of major disease from mosquito bites such as limiting exposure at outside activities and wearing mosquito repellent. Always follow the product label instructions.Be cautious using repellent on the hands of kids as it may aggravate the eyes and mouth.Wear protective clothes such as long-sleeved t-shirts and pants.Limit outdoor activity from sunset to dawn when mosquitoes are most active.Maintain window and door screens to keep mosquitoes out of buildings.

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