A fourth person in Michigan has died from Eastern equine encephalitis. Lynn Sutfin with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said the fourth person to die from EEE this year came from Calhoun County.  So far, there have been nine confirmed human cases in Michigan. In addition, there have been 33 animal cases in 15 counties.

So far, the state has confirmed nine human cases of EEE in six counties: Barry, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo and Van Buren.

The Calhoun County resident’s death came nearly two weeks after the MDHHS confirmed the resident was sickened by EEE.