Former Sen. Kaye Hagan (D-NC) died at age 66 this week after a long bout with an illness she contracted after being bitten by a tick.
The Charlotte Observer reports that Hagan passed away after she spent the
According to medical experts, this virus is caused by Hagan coming down with encephalitis, which the Mayo Clinic describes as an "inflammation of the brain" that is only rarely seen as life threatening. According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms of the disease may include “confused thinking, seizures, or problems with senses or movement.”
Chip Hagan, the late senator's husband, told the Greensboro News & Record earlier
Hagan passed away in her sleep in her home in Greensboro, North Carolina on Monday.