Outdoorsman “Went From Perfectly Healthy To Brain Dead” In 9 Days

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Officials are urging people to cancel outdoor events in these states 

Gregg McChesney, 64, of Kalamazoo died Aug. 19 “following a nine-day illness” after becoming infected Eastern equine encephalitis from a mosquito.

He’s the third person this year to die in southwest Michigan from the mosquito-borne illness.

His brother Mark reported that Gregg “was [a] perfectly healthy, happy human being and within a matter of nine days, he went from perfectly healthy to brain dead.”

“All of a sudden he had a seizure and next thing you know, he’s in the ER and he just never came out of it.”

Mark described his brother as an outdoorsman … Read more.

CBS This Morning – Health officials in several states are urging people to cancel outdoor events amid several cases of a rare, deadly mosquito-borne illness.

So far this year, at least 22 cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus have been reported in six states. Five people have died, including three in Michigan. Dean Reynolds reports.