November 08, 2012
Health Commissioner Harry Chen, MD and experts from the Health Department and the Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets will discuss Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and mosquito control at three informational meetings this month:
Nov. 15 6-8 pm Whiting Town Hall
Nov. 28 7-9 pm Otter Valley High School, Brandon
Nov. 29 7-9 pm Sudbury Town Hall
EEE and West Nile virus are serious infectious diseases transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes. This summer, EEE was detected in mosquitoes for the first time in Vermont in Brandon and Whiting, and two people died from the disease.
At each meeting, health and agriculture officials will review surveillance data, actions taken to control mosquitoes in 2012 including targeted aerial spraying and plans in progress for tracking and control in 2013:
EEE in Vermont what we know and dont know from the data
Surveillance methods for tracking mosquitoes, human and animal illness
Response information sharing, possible ground/aerial spraying
Questions & Answers
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Source: Department of Health
Last Updated at: November 08, 2012 14:40:26