A second person in Connecticut died from the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) mosquito virus, state officials said Tuesday. [
Death comes only days after the state announced the first death of the virus in 2013.
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Earlier this week, local media reported a woman named Patricia Shaw died from EEE, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) describes as "one of a group of mosquito-borne viruses that can cause brain inflammation (encephalitis)." Her virus-related death marks the state's first since 2013. She is 77.
"Identifying two Connecticut residents with EEE, one of whom died, underscores the severity of this infection," the commissioner said. DPH Renee Coleman Mitchell in a news release after Shaw's death, "Using insect repellent, covering your bare skin and avoiding being outdoors from dusk until dawn are effective ways to keep you from mosquito bites. Mosquitoes continue to be active until the first strong frost. ”
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to 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 prevent the virus was to avoid mosquito bites.
In the neighboring state of Massachusetts, officials divided 10 human EEF cases and three deaths, while Rhode Island reported three cases and one death. On average, the CDC says that five to 10 EEE cases are reported annually in the United States.
Fox News & Alexandria Hein contributes to this report.