The state initiated
pesticide spraying after two Vermonters were diagnosed with Eastern Equine
Encephalitis. Both men died from the illness, which is spread by infected
mosquitoes. Health Commissioner Harry
Chen says discussions have
already started about how to improve mosquito monitoring going forward.
Independent candidate for Vermont governor Emily Peyton discusses her campaign platform, including strong support for industrial hemp. And Health Commissioner Dr. Harry Chen explains how the Health Department is dealing with Eastern Equine Encephalitis.
Vermont Health Department says efforts to control mosquitoes in Brandon and Whiting are working, but it doesn’t
eliminate the threat of Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Earlier
this month the state used aircraft to spray pesticides, and the number of mosquitoes in the area has been cut in half.
The Vermont Health Department had to call off
aerial spraying to control mosquitoes in parts of Rutland and Addison counties due to weather conditions on Thursday. But officials say they hope to finish the job Friday night.
The Vermont Health Department will
begin aerial spraying to control mosquitoes in parts
of Rutland and Addison counties. Two people from the area were sickened, and
one person has died from the state’s first cases of Eastern Equine
Encephalitis. State health officials have also confirmed an adult from Chittenden
County was hospitalized with West Nile virus – which is also transmitted by
The Vermont Health Department is planning to begin
aerial spraying as part of a broader effort to control mosquitoes in an area of
Rutland and Addison counties where two people were sickened, and one person died, from the state’s
first cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis.