Second EEE Death Confirmed, Health Officials Worried

October 16, 2014 5:14 PM

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EEE, short for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, is a fatal arbovirus infection that is spread by mosquitoes. This deadly virus has supposedly struck once again with the death of one more person in New Hampshire. EEE has become more prevalent in New England over the last decade though it is still rare in humans.

The victim who was killed by the virus in mid September is the third to contract the disease and second person in the state to die from EEE this season was recently confirmed by New Hampshire Department of Heath and Human Services.

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