BRANDON, Vt. (AP) — Officials with Vermont's health and agriculture agencies are planning to discuss a new plan to react to the threat of mosquito-borne viruses.
State officials plan to work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services office to track and respond to cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile virus.
Officials will share the details of the plan with the public on Wednesday in a meeting at the Brandon Town Hall.
The plan calls for tracking mosquito-spread viruses and preventing humans from becoming infected.
Last year, two people from southern Addison and northern Rutland counties died from Eastern Equine Encephalitis, the first time that a human case of EEE had ever been reported in the state. Two horses from the area were also confirmed to have the disease.