Eastern Equine Encephalitis
EEE virus is a rare cause of brain infections (encephalitis). Only a few cases are reported in the United States each year. Most occur in eastern or Gulf Coast states. Approximately 30% of people with EEE die and many survivors have ongoing neurologic problems.
As of October 15, 2019, CDC has received reports of 34 confirmed cases of eastern equine encephalitis virus disease for this year, including 12 deaths. Cases have been reported from the following seven states: Connecticut (4), Massachusetts (12), Michigan (10), North Carolina (1), New Jersey (3), Rhode Island (3), and Tennessee (1).