Officials in Kalamazoo County say a person who has contracted a mosquito-borne virus called Eastern Horse Encephalitis.
Mlive reports that Kalamazoo County's health and utility services said in a statement Friday that the person was one of two in the county to infect the virus. There is a report of another confirmed case in Berrien County and health officials are trying to determine if two other people who became ill in Kalamazoo County have the virus.
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Kalamazoo officials have not released any information about the deceased person.
Health officials say the best way to prevent mosquito bites is to wear DEET repellents and wear shirts and long pants, especially in the evening when mosquitoes are most likely to bite.
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