First Human Death from Eastern Equine Encephalitis Reported in Chippewa County

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September 17, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Chippewa County Health Department recently announced that laboratory testing has confirmed a case of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus infection in a woman in her 60s who had been living in Chippewa County. This is the second human case of EEE in state so far this year, and the first resulting in a death.

“We are very sad to report that one of our fellow Wisconsinites has contracted EEE and has passed away. This is the second confirmed case of EEE in our state this year and the seriousness of this infection cannot be overs...

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