Rare EEE Virus Causes More Deaths, Learn How To Protect Yourself
We previously reported that the Indiana Department of Health is urging Indiana residents to take precautions against mosquitoes after a rare virus was detected in Northern Indiana. The virus is known as Eastern Equine Encephalitis (or EEE).
Although some horses in Indiana have tested positive for the EEE virus, the good news is, in the Tristate, no human cases of EEE virus have been reported. (Indiana Department of Health)”
- Avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are active (especially late afternoon, dusk to dawn and early morning)
- Use an EPA-registered insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus or para-menthane-diol on clothes and exposed skin
- Cover exposed skin by wearing a hat, long sleeves and long pants in places where mosquitoes are especially active, such as wooded areas
- Install or repair screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out of your home
They also recommend taking steps on your property to avoid creating mosquito breeding grounds. You can find more tips, and read more about EEE virus by clicking here.