With the emerging concerns over Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a rare disease caused by mosquito bites, that has been found in Barry, Cass, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Berrien, St. Joseph, Genesee, and Lapeer Counties, resulting in 7 human cases and 3 fatalities. Local area health departments have posted and shared information encouraging families to take precautions. We would like to encourage our families to review this information and take steps to protect yourself and your family. Below are several clips and links to some of that information.
Stay safe & healthy Pirates!
Our Jackson County Health Department is urging you to avoid mosquito bites.
For more information go to https://www.michigan.gov/…/0,4579,7-186-76711_77442—,00.h…
Mosquitoes are still active until after the first freeze of the season. Use bug spray with DEET, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, patch holes in your window and door screens, dump standing water in your yard, and use nets or fans over outdoor eating areas.