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Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus

ALPENA, Mich.—  The Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus has been prominent this summer … even causing deaths in Michigan. Eastern Equine Encephalitis also known as Triple E is transmitted through a mosquito bite.

Fortunately for Alpena residents, no cases of Triple E have been reported in Northeast Michigan. To prevent mosquito bites, residents should take precaution by using insect repellent with deet and dump out any standing water near their home.