EEE Cases Lead To Mosquito Spraying

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Vermont’s first two human cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis have been identified in Rutland and Addison counties. And now state officials plan to spray pesticides from aircraft as a way to control potentially dangerous mosquitoes.

Officials from the Department of Health and Agency of Agriculture will be holding a public meeting at the Brandon Town Hall at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the plan.

The EEE virus, as well as West Nile Virus, have also been detected in mosquito pools in the two counties.

The spraying could begin as early as Wednesday evening and will be centered near Brandon and Whiting. Ground spraying is already being conducted in some areas.

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