More EEE confirmed in Oswego and Madison Counties

EEE has been found again in both Oswego and Madison Counties.

The Madison County Health Department announced that a mosquito pool in the Town of Sullivan tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis, the third positive test in Sullivan this season.

â??Although we are seeing fewer number of mosquitoes, with the third lab confirmation of EEE this season, we must continue to emphasize the importance of personal protection measures to repel mosquitos and avoid bites and take all possible steps to reduce mosquito breeding areas around homes,â?? says Madison County Public Health Director Eric Faisst.

In Oswego County, three mosquito samples tested positive for EEE at the Toad Harbor Big Bay Swamp area in West Monroe.

â??We are closely monitoring mosquito and virus activities as well as weather conditions in the area,â?? said Oswego County Public Health Director Jiancheng Huang.

Neither county is planning aerial spraying at this time, but stress that neighbors should do everything they can to prevent mosquito bites, including using mosquito repellent and eliminating standing water on your property.

For more information, visit the Oswego County Health Department website here, and here for Madison County.