2nd EEE death reported in N.H.


MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire public health officials said a Manchester resident is the second person to die from Eastern equine encephalitis this season.

Public Health Director Dr. Jose Montero said the individual was exposed to the virus at the end of August and died in mid-September. He said testing was complicated, and the virus was not confirmed until after the patient died.

In the first fatal case, someone who became sick in the Conway area in August died last month. A third person also has been diagnosed with Triple E, which is spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes and can lead to seizures and coma. Symptoms can include high fever, severe headache, stiff neck, and sore throat.