Another Massachusetts resident died of a rare mosquito-borne Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus, state health officials said this week. The death marks the fourth in the state and the 10th in the nation by the virus.
In a message Wednesday, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health said a man in Essex County in the 1970s died from a mosquito-borne disease. The case had marked the ninth place in the state, officials said.
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In response to death, 1965 and a Massachusetts resident, also a man in his 70s, is infected with EEE. The patient, who has not been identified, is from Worcester County.
"Although the mosquito population is declining at this time of year, the risk of EEE will continue until the first strong frost."
In addition to the four Massachusetts deaths. there is one death from EEE in Rhode Island, two in Connecticut and three in Michigan. On average, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that five to 10 cases of EEE are reported annually in the United States
freezing, "said Dr. Catherine Brown, a Massachusetts epidemiologist who recently explained why the state may be monitoring more EEE cases than usual. "We continue to emphasize the need for people to protect themselves from mosquito bites."
RHODE ISLAND GIRL, 6, WITHOUT DEAD AFTER ARRANGEMENT OF RARE MOSCOW-BORNEY VIRUS: "WE CAN CD0000" one of a group of mosquito-borne viruses that can cause brain inflammation (encephalitis). ' Patients may experience high fever, stiff neck, severe headache and lack of energy. Approximately one-third of EEE patients will die and there is no specific treatment for the virus. Health officials said the only way to protect against the virus is to avoid mosquito bites.
Alexandria Hein contributed to this report.