By Mary Kekatos Health Reporter For Dailymail.com
Published: 16:47 BST, 10 September 2019 | Updated: 16:47 BST, 10 September 2019
A Rhode Island resident has died after reportedly contracting the rare mosquito-borne disease Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).
The unidentified patient, who was in their 50s and lived in West Warwick, died on Sunday, according to a release from the Rhode Island Department of Health.
This is the state's first case of EEE since 2010 and the first death from the virus since 2007.
It also marks the third death in the US this year after cases were reported in Massachusetts and in Michigan.
Town are expansively spraying and, in Massachusetts, US Senators Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren have requested any research the National Institutes of Health has on EEE.
An unidentified patient in their 50s, from West Warwick, Rhode Island, died on Sunday from Eastern