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 15, 2014 at our Taft Road trap site located atEast Taft Road (near the Totman Road intersection). This is the second mosquito pool identified with EEE this season at the Taft Road location. Aerial spraying of the CiceroSwamp had been already scheduled for this evening due to both the recent high mosquito count and because of a positive EEE mosquito pool identified last week.
Aerial spraying of the Cicero Swamp and immediate surrounding areas will be done this evening between the hours of 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Residents in the spray areas have been notified through the media and through the emergency notification system.