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Kalamazoo County's Communication Timeline Regarding EEE Aerial Spraying

Timeline of EEE Aerial Spraying Treatment

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KALAMAZOO, MI – On the morning of September 27, 2019, Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department (HCS), along with thirteen other county health departments, endorsed the strong recommendation from Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) to perform aerial spraying of insecticide to reduce adult mosquito populations given the ongoing risk of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) infection in Kalamazoo County. This decision to opt in by HCS was made to reduce the ongoing public health risk of exposure to mosquitoes that can carry EEE. 

No Aerial Insecticide Treatment for Kalamazoo County

No Aerial Insecticide Treatment for Kalamazoo County

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KALAMAZOO, MI – Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department is confirming that there will be no aerial treatment spraying of insecticide in Kalamazoo County. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) notified Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department that the number of resident opt-out notifications received by MDHHS comprises a large enough geographic distribution in which aerial spraying would no longer be an effective measure to reduce adult mosquito populations in Kalamazoo County. Therefore, despite the distribution of known human and animal cases, Kalamazoo County will be unable to continue with the aerial spraying plan.

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