Recent Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Outbreaks

From Michigan to Rhode Island and Massachusetts, mosquitos are spreading the EEE virus which cause brain infections. Several state health departments are recommending restricting outdoor activities; particularly at dawn or dusk.

Now is a great time to remind participants to follow key strategies to prevent the mosquito bite and infection.

  • Avoid outdoor activities at dawn and dusk when mosquitos are most active.
  • Avoid camping downwind from a forest.
  • Use an EPA registered insect repellent that contains DEET or Picaridin.
  • Wear long sleeved shirts, long pants, and socks.
  • Use clothing and tents treated with Permethrin.

Additional Resources:
Center for Disease Control
Guide to Safe Scouting
EPA