Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is closing two of its campgrounds in Pachaug State Forest after Eastern equine encephalitis was detected in human-biting mosquitoes.
DEEP announced Wednesday that overnight camping will be not be allowed at Mount Misery campground and the nearby Frog Hollow Horse Camp until further notice. Both camps are located in the Voluntown section of the state forest, the largest in Connecticut.
The Vermont Health Department is planning to begin aerial spraying as part of a broader effort to control mosquitoes in an area of Rutland and Addison counties where two people were sickened, and one person died, from the state's first cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis.
On Wednesday the Health Department identified the person who died as Richard Hollis Breen, an 87-year-old Brandon man.
The death certificate released by the Health Department said Breen had been sick with the disease for five days before his death Tuesday at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.
One of two people in Vermont infected with the mosquito-borne virus Eastern Equine Encephalitis has died. The Vermont Health Department says 87-year-old Richard H. Breen of Brandon, who once served as head of the Vermont Principals' Association, is the state's first victim of Eastern Equine Encephalitis.