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 November 19, 2019, CDC has received reports of 36 confirmed cases of Eastern equine encephalitis virus disease for this year, including 14 deaths. Cases have been reported from the following eight states: Connecticut (4), Indiana (1), Massachusetts (12), Michigan (10), North Carolina (1), New Jersey (4), Rhode Island (3), and Tennessee (1).