BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Officials from the Vermont Health Department are going to hold a public meeting in Brandon to discuss a plan to spray pesticides from aircraft as a way to control potentially dangerous mosquitoes in parts of Rutland and Addison counties.
The plan to spray comes after the discovery of Vermont's first two human cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis, one in each county.
The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Brandon Town Hall.
The virus, as well as the West Nile Virus, has also been detected in mosquito pools in the two counties.
The spraying could begin as early as Wednesday evening and will be centered near Brandon and Whiting.
Ground spraying is already being conducted by the Brandon, Leicester, Salisbury, Goshen Mosquito District.
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