Eau Claire man dies after contracting EEE virus

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. - It was confirmed by the St. Joseph County Coroner's Office that Jim Whitright, a farmer from Eau Claire, Michigan, has passed away after contracting Eastern Equine Encephalitis.

Whitright died while in the Intensive Care Unit at Memorial Hospital.

Whitright received the misquito bite back in August.

This is the latest death in the recent outbreak of the deradly EEE virus.

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