The threat from Eastern Equine Encephalitis is continuing to grow, especially in Michigan where state health officials now say 12 counties have confirmed having human or animal cases of EEE.
The mosquito-borne virus usually infects only about seven people annually, but there have been 28 human cases reported so far this year across the country. Nine people have died.
One confirmed case is Bill Teichman, a fruit farmer in Southwest Michigan. A family member says on his go-fund-me page that he has been in the hospital for over 40-days and is now breathing on his own and that his "awake" time is now getting longer.