Fourth person dies in Michigan from mosquito-borne virus

A fourth Michigan resident has died from rare mosquito-borne virus that has been recorded across the southern half of the state.

WWMT-TV reports that 79-year-old Stan Zalner of Battle Creek died Wednesday after contracting eastern equine encephalitis.

Ronna Bagent tells the television station that her father was hospitalized in September with severe flu-like symptoms before doctors were able to confirm the illness through blood tests.

Nine cases have been confirmed in six southern or southwestern Michigan counties. More than 30 animals — including 18 horses — in more than a dozen counties also have died from the disease.  (AP)

Check Also

County unemployment down in August

August’s unemployment rate in St. Joseph County decreased by nine-tenths of a percent from July. …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.