Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)
Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) is carried by certain types of mosquitoes in Michigan. It is a potentially serious disease that can affect anyone, but children and people over age 60 are more likely to get the more severe form of EEE illness. EEE is found primarily in areas with swamps and bogs. The risk of bites from infected mosquitoes is highest for people who work or play outdoors in these areas. Wearing insect repellent when outdoors (especially at dawn and dusk) is important to prevent EEE.
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Resources
- EEE and Aerial Spraying Frequently Asked Questions | Arabic | Spanish
- 2020 Eastern Equine Encephalitis Outbreak Information
- Michigan Department of Agricultural & Rural Development Emergency Rule
- Important Information About Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention EEE
- Fight The Bite - quick tips for protecting yourself and others
EEE infection in domestic animals like cats and dogs is very rare but it is possible. Keeping your animals inside as much as possible between dusk and dawn is advisable. Contact your veterinarian for recommendations about the use of mosquito repellants.