Alabama Resident Dies of EEE

Alabama Resident Dies of EEE

The person, who became ill in September, was the first human Eastern equine encephalitis case in an Alabama resident since 2014, according to the state's health department.

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October 31, 2019

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. — A Baldwin County (Ala.) resident has died from Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), a mosquito-borne virus infection, the Alabama Department of Public Health announced.
 
The person, who became ill in September, was the first human EEE case in an Alabama resident since 2014, according to the health department.
 
As of Oct. 22, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the U.S. has had 35 confirmed cases of EEE with 13 deaths. Cases have been reported in Connecticut (4), Indiana (1), Massachusetts (12), Michigan (10), North Carolina (1), New Jersey (3), Rhode Island (3), and Tennessee (1). The Alabama information was not included in the updated numbers.