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Local Authorities Report State’s 3rd EEE Death

BOSTON — A Georgetown man is the third person to die of Eastern equine encephalitis in Massachusetts this year, officials confirmed Wednesday.

Georgetown town manager Michael Farrell says 76-year-old Jack L’Hommedieu died Sept. 27. The case has not been confirmed by state health officials.

An obituary for L’Hommedieu in the Newburyport Daily News listed him as a graduate of MIT and a former carpenter, fisherman and lobsterman.

The family of 63-year-old Amesbury resident Charlene Manseau said she died in September as a result of complications from EEE. Officials have said a Worcester County man in his 70s also died earlier this year.

State public health officials have reported seven human cases of EEE in Massachusetts so far this year, as well as 20 cases of West Nile Virus.

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