Emergency Declared Amid EEE Spread

Emergency Declared Amid EEE Spread

GOSHEN — The Elkhart County Commissioners issued an emergency declaration amid the apparent spread of EEE in local horses and as a plan is in place to kill mosquitoes carrying the virus. The local disaster emergency was signed Tuesday as a response, it cites, to public health threats from eastern equine encephalitis. The commissioners also

GOSHEN — The Elkhart County Commissioners issued an emergency declaration amid the apparent spread of EEE in local horses and as a plan is in place to kill mosquitoes carrying the virus.

The local disaster emergency was signed Tuesday as a response, it cites, to public health threats from eastern equine encephalitis. The commissioners also announced the declaration during a news conference to provide details about the plan to spray an insecticide for reducing the mosquito population in two northern parts of the county.

“If we were going to use a military metaphor, I would say that the reason we’re taking this action is we’re losing the ground war with the mosquitoes, and we’re calling in air support, if you will,” commissioner Mike Yoder said. “We really need to get this population down and as quickly as possible.”

Read more on this story at the Elkhart (Indiana) Herald Bulletin

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