The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) confirmed New Hampshire adult from Manchester died from Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in mid-September. Misdiagnosis of symptoms led to complications in the man’s case. Only after his death were DHHS able to confirm the cause to have been EEE. This virus, as well as the West Nile virus (WNV), is carried by mosquitos.
There have been three human cases of EEE this year in the area, and this is the second death. Residents have been asked to postpone all outdoor activities happening from dusk until dawn since these are the times when mosquitos are most active.