Michigan Farmer Becomes State's Sixth EEE Victim

Michigan Farmer Becomes State's Sixth EEE Victim

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the farmer died following complications from the virus on Nov. 16, local outlet WOOD-TV reported.

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November 19, 2019

A Michigan farmer has died after contracting the mosquito-borne virus Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).
 
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the farmer died following complications with the virus on Saturday, local outlet WOOD-TV reported.
 
The farmer has since been identified as Eau Claire resident Jim Whitright, according to 16 News Now. He died at Memorial Hospital.
 

According to WOOD-TV there have been 10 cases of EEE in Michigan this summer. Whitright is the sixth person to die.

Source: WOOD-TV