The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is urging residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites.
That's after cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis -- or Triple E -- were confirmed in animals in Kalamazoo, St. Joseph and Cass counties.
The disease is transmitted from horses and deer to humans through mosquito bites.
“Use mosquito repellant, maybe even wear some long sleeves if you can,” said MDHHS spokeswoman Lynn Sutfin. “Also, check your doors and your screens. Try and make sure those mosquitos are staying outside of your home.”