Third EEE Fatality Reported In Connecticut

John Silva
October 01, 2019 - 4:43 pm

(East Haddam, Conn./WTIC) - The state Department of Public Health is reporting another death from the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus in Connecticut.

DPH says the latest victim was an East Haddam resident between the ages of 60 and 69 who died during the third week of September, sickened the week prior.

That brings to three, the number of Connecticut residents who have succumbed to the virus so far this season.

In addition, the department says it has been notified by the CDC that EEE has been confirmed to be the cause of an illness for a Colchester resident who remains hospitalized.

That person, DPH says, is between the ages of 40 and 49 and fell ill during the third week of August.