Date Sent: 05/19/2017 10:05 AM EDT
Sender: Michigan Health Alert Network
Subject: Michigan's First West Nile Virus Activity of 2017 Detected in Birds
West Nile virus has been identified in three Michigan birds this week, one wild turkey found in Barry County, and two crows – one from Kalamazoo County and one from Saginaw County. Residents are reminded that the best way to protect against West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses is to prevent mosquito bites.
Repellents containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535, and some oil of lemon eucalyptus and para-menthane-diol products provide longer-lasting protection. For both safety and effectiveness, repellents should be used according to the label instructions.
See the attached press release for details.
--This MIHAN alert is being sent to roles: Adminstration, Agriculture/Animal Health, Communicable Disease/Infection Prevention, Communications/Public Information, Environmental, Epidemiology, Healthcare, Health Officer, Laboratory, Physician/Medical Director--