September 16, 2020 | 4: 02pm
A doubtlessly deadly mosquito-borne virus has been detected in Michigan, officials acknowledged.
Boom health officials supplied Tuesday that a Barry County resident is suspected of getting the uncommon virus Jap equine encephalitis, furthermore typically typically known as EEE, the Detroit Free Press reported.
If checks come motivate shuffle, the affected person would possibly per chance be the first case in Michigan this year of the damaging an infection.
The virus is spread by infected mosquitos and can motive irritation of the mind, the Amenities for Illness Alter and Prevention acknowledged.
Early signs include fever, chills, body and joint aches which then can growth to headache, disorientation, tremors, seizures and paralysis, officials acknowledged.
One-third of these infected with EEE die, whereas survivors typically suffer from gentle to extreme mind injury, the CDC acknowledged.
And there’s no treatment for the deadly an infection.
“Antibiotics are now not efficient in opposition to viruses, and no efficient antiviral medicines were chanced on,” the company acknowledged. “Severe ailments are treated by supportive treatment that would possibly per chance include hospitalization, respiratory toughen, IV fluids, and prevention of different infections.”
Health officials are urging residents in 10 counties — Barry, Clare, Ionia, Isabella, Jackson, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo and Oakland — to refrain from outside occasions that preserve dispute at or after dusk to forestall extra people from contracting the virus, the newspaper reported.