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Joe Taschler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Published 10:54 a.m. CT Sept. 18, 2019
A dangerous and often deadly version of mosquito-borne encephalitis that has flared across a number of states including Michigan this summer is already present in Wisconsin, according to state officials.
Known as Eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, the virus has infected people in Michigan, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. At least five people have died after contracting the infection.
In an average year, there are only seven human cases of EEE in the entire country, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But this year, Michigan and Massachusetts each have at least that many cases under investigation.
Three Michigan residents have died from the rare virus and four others have been sickened by the disease, state health officials there said Tuesday, amid that state's biggest outbreak of EEE in more than a decade. The three people who died were all adults...
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