Wilcox family continues EEE awareness campaign
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OSWEGO COUNTY, N.Y. -- An Oswego County family continues their own EEE awareness campaign in memory of four-year-old Maggie Sue Glenister Wilcox, who died after contracting the disease last August.
Donna Wilcox, Maggie Sue's aunt, and several other relatives have made it their mission to keep the public informed of the dangers of EEE. The family has sent fliers about prevention home with local school children and has lobbied for more state funding to help Oswego County track the virus. And just this week Oswego officials approved the family's request to place informational signs on city property. Their goal is to keep the message going.
"Although we've lost her here, we don't want anyone else to have to go through that, so we're just going to keep on doing what we can possibly do, I'd love one day to be able to say we have a human vaccine," Donna Wilcox said.
New this year Oswego County will be using a "mark, release, recapture" system to help track mosquito patterns and specific areas needing greater mosquito control.