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Global Statistics

All countries
177,816,485
Confirmed
Updated on June 17, 2021 5:25 am
All countries
160,602,622
Recovered
Updated on June 17, 2021 5:25 am
All countries
3,848,938
Deaths
Updated on June 17, 2021 5:25 am

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Health officials in Michigan are reportedly urging people to stay indoors after 10 confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne virus Eastern Equine Encephalitis in 22 horses and one suspected human case. 

Michigan’s health department confirmed 22 horse cases in 10 counties and one suspected human case in Barry County, as of Wednesday, the department said in an announcement

Officials said they will begin aerial treatment Wednesday night in certain high-risk areas of the state to prevent the spread of Eastern Equine Encephalitis. 

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is also urging people in Barry County, as well as Clare, Ionia, Isabella, Jackson, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo and Oakland Counties, to cancel or postpone outdoor events that take place after dusk to prevent more people from contracting the virus, according to USA Today

“MDHHS continues to encourage local officials in the affected counties to consider postponing, rescheduling or canceling outdoor activities occurring at or after dusk, particularly those involving children, to reduce the potential for people to be bitten by mosquitoes,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy for health at MDHHS, in a statement, according to USA Today. 

Eastern Equine Encephalitis is one of the most dangerous mosquito-borne diseases in the U.S., with a 33 percent fatality rate in people who become ill, according to Michigan’s health department. People younger than age 15 or over 50 are at greatest risk of severe disease following infection, and the risk of bites is highest for people who work and play outdoors in affected areas, according to the department. 

The department said the 22 reported cases in horses is twice as many cases as the same time last year. More than 25 percent of the nation’s Eastern Equine Encephalitis cases last year were diagnosed in Michigan, according to the state.

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