Onondaga County Interim Health Commissioner, Michelle Mignano, announced today that the New York State Department of Health’s laboratory has reported finding additional evidence of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in a mosquito pool.

 

The mosquito pool was collected on July 22, 2014 at our Taft Road trap site located atEast Taft Road (near the Totman Road intersection).  This is the third mosquito pool identified with EEE this season at the Taft Road location. 

 

Aerial spraying of the CiceroSwamp was conducted on July 22, 204 due to the  high mosquito count and because of positive EEE mosquito pools that have been previously identified.  Ms. Mignano explained “Due to recent rainfall along with predicted warm temperatures, residents should expect that mosquito activity will increase.

 

This new finding further reinforces that EEE is in our environment and that it is prudent that residents practice both personal protection measures and take steps to reduce mosquito breeding grounds on their property.”