EEE Death

Massachusetts health officials confirm a second death from mosquito-borne Eastern equine encephalitis and a new case that brings the summer's total to seven.

The health department also confirmed two new West Nile virus cases Monday, bringing that total to 19, triple last year's.

The new EEE case is a Plymouth County boy under 18 who is recovering. The new West Nile cases are men in their 50s, a Boston man who is hospitalized and a Hampden County man who has recovered.

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.