The Indiana State Dept. of Health has announced that aerial mosquito spraying is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday after a human case of EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis) has been diagnosed in an individual in LaPorte County. Cases among horses have been reported in LaGrange, LaPorte and Kosciusko counties. 

(You can read more below from the ISDH release on the aerial spraying plans.) 

UPDATE: Indiana & Michigan Report First Human Cases Of EEE

Sep 11, 2020

NEW: Today both the State of Indiana and Michigan have reported their first human cases of EEE (Eastern Equine Encaphlitis.) The case in Indiana is in LaPorte County. The case in Michigan is in Barry County. 


The State of Michigan has announced that for the first time in 2020, a person in the state has been diagnosed with West Nile. 

Michigan Sees Its First West Nile Case Of The Summer

Jun 5, 2020

Today the Michigan Dept. of Health and Human Services announced that state has seen its first West Nile case for the summer mosquito season of 2020.


ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — Michigan health authorities are reporting a 6th fatality linked to Eastern Equine Encephalitis.

Berrien County Health Department officials said Monday the victim was one of two people who contracted the mosquito borne virus. The death occurred Saturday.

Cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis first appeared in West Michigan at the end of August. The virus has been reported in Barry, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo and Van Buren counties. The outbreak has resulted in 10 human cases and 46 animal cases.


ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — Health officials in a southwestern Michigan county say cold weather has ended this year’s mosquito season and with it the threat of a deadly mosquito-borne virus.

Berrien County Health Department spokeswoman Gillian Conrad says recent cold, snowy weather wiped out mosquitoes that were spreading the eastern equine encephalitis virus.

Health officials say there were 10 confirmed human cases of that rare virus this year in southwest Michigan. Five of those people died.


The Michigan Dept. of Health announced there has been a fifth death in the state due to EEE, Eastern Equine Encephalitis. 

The death claimed the life of a Cass County resident.  

In total, EEE has been confirmed in 10 people in Michigan with five fatalities. 


An individual in Elkhart County has died from EEE, eastern equine encephalitis according to the State Dept. of Health in Indiana.

Fourth Person Dies In Michigan From Mosquito-Borne Virus

Oct 2, 2019

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A fourth Michigan resident has died from rare mosquito-borne virus that has been recorded across the southern half of the state.

WWMT-TV reports that 79-year-old Stan Zalner of Battle Creek died Wednesday after contracting eastern equine encephalitis.

Ronna Bagent tells the television station that her father was hospitalized in September with severe flu-like symptoms before doctors were able to confirm the illness through blood tests.

Two Indiana Counties To Begin Spraying To Fight Mosquito Virus

Oct 1, 2019

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — Two northern Indiana counties will conduct aerial spraying to combat a rare mosquito-borne virus that's been found in several local horses.

Elkhart and LaGrange counties' commissioners authorized the spraying Monday in separate meetings. The decisions by the adjoining counties comes after eight horses in Elkhart County and two in LaGrange County tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis.

Human cases of the virus in adjacent Michigan counties factored in the Indiana counties' decisions to begin spraying.

The virus has been confirmed in humans or animals in at least 13 Michigan counties. Three people have died .

No Indiana residents have been diagnosed with the virus, which can cause brain infections.

LaGrange County officials haven't finalized their plans for spraying.



LANSING, Mich. (AP) — After a weather-related delay, aerial spraying is planned in four Michigan counties to combat a rare mosquito-borne virus.

The state health department says areas in Berrien, Cass, St. Joseph and Van Buren counties are first on the list Monday night. Spraying in 10 other counties hasn't been scheduled yet.

It's the first aerial treatments in Michigan since 1980. The eastern equine encephalitis virus has been confirmed in humans or animals in southern and southwestern Michigan. There have been three human deaths.



The Michigan Dept. of Health and Human Services has announced that spraying for mosquitoes will begin in 14 counties, including Cass, Berrien, St. Joseph and Van Buren, as of Sunday. You can read more from the department's release here.

Two Wolf Pups At Michigan Zoo Died Of Mosquito-Borne Virus

Sep 26, 2019
Binder Park Zoo via Facebook

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Tests confirm two Mexican gray wolf pups at southern Michigan zoo have died of a rare mosquito-borne virus as health officials work to curb the spread of the virus in people and animals.

Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek says results received this week confirm the pups that died in early September were killed by Eastern equine encephalitis.

The two wolves were part of a litter born June 14 to a breeding pair of wolves at the zoo. The one wolf pup who survived appears healthy and is being monitored along with her parents. 



PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) — Public health officials are urging people to guard against mosquito bites after more cases of a rare mosquito-borne virus, including two additional deaths in southwestern Michigan.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued an update Tuesday on eastern equine encephalitis, saying there were deaths in Cass and Van Buren counties. Those follow an earlier death in Kalamazoo County.


Today the Indiana State Dept. of Health issued a warning about mosquitoes and a rare virus that has been detected in Elkhart County. Earlier this month in Michigan, the disease was confirmed in Berrien County and a person died from it in Kalamazoo County. 

Here is the Indiana Dept. of Health release in its entirety: 

INDIANAPOLIS—State health officials are urging Indiana residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites in response to the detection of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus activity in northern Indiana.


Rick Bowmer/AP Photo/File

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Officials in Kalamazoo County say a person who contracted a mosquito-borne virus called Eastern Equine Encephalitis has died.

The Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services says that the person was one of two in the county to contract the virus. Another confirmed case has been reported in Berrien County and health officials are trying to determine if two other people who became ill in Kalamazoo County have the virus.

Kalamazoo officials have not released any information about the person who died.