Public health managers in Eau Claire say a local girl is just the fourth person in the state to have come down with Eastern Equine Encephalitis in the past half-century.
No one is naming the girl, Eau Claire county’s health director will only say she is younger than 18. The state’s Department of Health Services last week confirmed six cases of EEE in horses. This is the fourth human case since 1964, and the first since 2017. EEE is spread from horses to people by mosquitoes.