Confirmed Case of EEE In Jackson Deer
WILX reports that a case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) was found to be in a Jackson deer, confirmed by The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services along with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
“Out of an abundance of caution, and in alignment with the guidance given by MDHHS, we recommend that groups limit if possible outdoor events and activities that occur during dusk to dawn, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., or relocate the event to an indoor space,” Jackson County Health Department Health Officer Rashmi Travis said. “These precautionary measures should continue until the first hard frost decreases the mosquito population.”
Of course you should attempt to use products with DEET or another EPA-approved products. You can find a full list of ways to protect yourself here.