Metrowest man dies of EEE
A Metrowest man has died of Eastern equine encephalitis, marking the state’s first fatality from the mosquito-borne virus this year. State officials said Thursday that the man, who was not identified, lived in Worcester County and was in his 70s. He died several days after being admitted to the hospital in early August. An autopsy confirmed that he had the disease, which can cause swelling of the brain.